RAC survey reveals where drivers are planning to stay overnight when lockdown rules change on July 4

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30th June 2020 16:05 - Automotive

RAC survey reveals where drivers are planning to stay overnight when lockdown rules change on July 4: An RAC survey of 1,400 drivers has suggested that as many as 10 million people will take to the roads this weekend (4 July 2020) as lockdown rules are relaxed.

It could be, says the RAC, the busiest weekend seen on the roads this year, with almost a third of the respondents (31%) polled saying they plan to have an overnight stay somewhere. 

The most popular destination for an overnight stay, according to the survey results was to visit family and friends, with almost a fifth (19%) saying they plan to do so - (equating to 6.5 million people). This was followed by campsites (2 million people), caravan sites (800,000) and self catering accommodation (800,000). The survey results also suggest that 300,000 people will look to stay in a hotel.

The survey was conducted between 24 - 28th June and the projections were worked out based on 35 million driving licence holders. 

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Rod Dennis said:

“These figures suggest that after 15 weeks of lockdown, a large proportion of drivers in England are desperate to reconnect with friends, family and indeed nature by staying overnight, be that in a house or on a camping or caravan site."



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