There is good news for motorists ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend – more than 300 miles of roadworks will be lifted to reduce congestion and keep traffic flowing more freely.
Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday, according the Highways England, and it has offered motorists advice to ensure their journeys are carried out with minimum disruption, including finding time for tyre checks.
Half of all breakdowns are caused by simple mechanical problems which could be avoided with simple checks, including nearly a quarter are caused by tyre problems.
Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England Chief Executive, said: “I want all drivers to arrive at their destinations safely. We are removing almost all of our roadworks across the country to make people’s journeys easier for people this Easter and we are urging drivers to make sure they are ready by checking their fuel, tyres, and lights.”
Highways England is set to complete 190 and suspend 119 miles of roadworks by 6am on 13 April until 12.01am on 18 April to help people get away this Easter with as little disruption as possible.
Stuart Jackson, chairman of TyreSafe, added: “With 15 million cars used over the four-day Easter holiday, and the inevitable congestion, taking time to check your tyres is an investment well worth making. Before any long journey, and regularly once a month, motorists should ACT responsibly, that is check Air pressure, Condition and Tread depth. If you don’t do this routinely, it’s time to change your behaviour.”
There is no excuse for putting off having new tyres fitted before the long weekend. etyres offer a mobile tyre fitting service which means customers do not have to worry about finding the time to get to a garage or fast fit depot to have their new tyres fitted. Instead they can place an order and etyres will bring the tyre depot to their doorstep – whether they are at home or work – to fit a brand new replacement or carry out a puncture repair.
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Denna Bowman, Head Office