The Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend could cause havoc for drivers, Green Flag has warned. 

An estimated 133,000 UK roads will be inaccessible due to street parties so drivers should prepare and plan for congestion. 

A poll of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by breakdown rescue firm Green Flag indicated that 8% of people live on a road hosting a council-approved street party over the blockbuster bank holiday weekend.

The poll also revealed a further 7% of respondents said their street is planning an unofficial party.


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Sharing the results with the PA News Agency, Green Flag said that access to 133,000 roads could be restricted at some point over the long weekend, which runs from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.

Platinum Jubilee weekend could cause havoc for drivers

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The most popular day for Jubilee street parties is expected to be on the Friday (35% of those planned).

Meanwhile, a quarter (25%) of planned street parties are to be held on the Saturday with 15% being held on the Thursday and 12% on the Sunday.

The survey, which was conducted between April 29 and May 3, also revealed that 13% of people did not know what day the Jubilee party on their road will take place.

Green Flag has estimated that five million people will be travelling on holiday or going on a day trip over that period.

The roadside assistance provider has, therefore, warned that these street parties “could cause havoc for drivers”.

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The company’s commercial director, Mark Newberry, said: “The extra day off means many of us will be planning trips away to make the most of the four-day weekend.

“We want to ensure everyone can enjoy the celebrations without any added stress or complications, so we’re urging drivers to check their route for any road closures and be aware of any obstructions or pedestrians that may be in the street.

“Drivers should make sure they are road trip ready by thoroughly checking their vehicle before setting off, and preparing themselves in case a breakdown does happen.”