Parents planning to drive their children to school today as term begins might need to leave earlier than planned to avoid delays, if last September is a guide. The number of crashes that held up traffic almost doubled in the first two weeks of September 2018 compared with the last fortnight in August, according to AA Roadwatch.
During the final two weeks of August 2018, 55 collisions or crashes that could delay traffic were reported to AA Roadwatch. In the first two weeks of September that figure rose by 91 per cent to 105.
Overall, there was a 54 per cent increase in incidents reported to AA Roadwatch. Incidents include collisions and crashes as well as breakdowns, vehicle fires, overturned vehicles and jack-knifed trucks.