Where's The Traffic

I've just returned from a meeting out of town and the roads on the way back were practically deserted. OK, not entirely but everyone has gone away for the weekend to there was a lot less traffic around.

According to the radio they're all sitting on either the M6, M4, M25 or some other motorway going away for the Easter weekend. So much for getting away to relax and unwind when they then spend six hours sitting in traffic going nowhere, getting, frustrated and fractious and that's just the parents. How do you keep a child entertained over a long distance journey or when you're stuck in traffic for hours on end?

I make a point of not going anywhere over a holiday weekend unless I can get away earlier in the week to avoid the traffic jams as everyone rushes to get away after work.

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