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How To Beat The Bank Holiday Traffic

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published on 20th May 2015 by Steve Whitaker
The lure of an extra day’s holiday ensures many families get into their cars for Bank Holiday getaways. Be warned however, plan ahead or you may stay in your vehicle for most of the day.

Fortunately, help is at hand. Allow Kahn News to help you beat the traffic jam!

Leave Early On
If you set out on a long journey, it is imperative you wake up early in the morning or if you are really eager, set off the night before.

Make sure you are not too tired to drive – share the CJ300 Jeep Wrangler driving duties if you can.

Preparation Is Key
There is the likelihood; you may get stuck in a traffic jam. Therefore, ensure you have plenty of water, food and sweets on board for the children. Throw in a mini games console and you may even keep them quiet for longer...

Make Sure Your Car Is In Good Condition
Make sure you check tyre pressures, car oil, coolant and screen wash the day before you set off – this will avoid the last minute rush.

Also, make sure your mobile phones are charged from the outset and take an in-car charger with you should you need to call breakdown recovery.

Fill Up
Stop start traffic increases fuel consumption and adds more time to your journey.

Therefore, fill up your CJ300 at the local supermarket petrol station. This will inevitably be cheaper than filling up at motorway service stations.


Check For Updates
Most modern cars have RDS Radio systems which provide nationwide updates on local and national traffic incidents.

Tune in early, and you may avoid any traffic altogether.

Make Sure You Know The Route
Another tip is to try and avoid well-known motorway congestion spots. Have your Sat Nav system or Smart Phone navigation app ready to go.

If you are not one of the tech savvy brigade, print out a route or have an up to date road map with you.

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