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M25 to shut during Wimbledon - RAC reaction

Commenting on the third wave of M25 closures that coincide with Wimbledon, RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Simpson said: “With most drivers following the official advice, major congestion was averted during previous M25 closures and there’s no reason why the same can’t happen this time. Drivers should follow the signed diversion routes which have been designed to keep traffic flowing as much as possible.

“It’s worth remembering that the closure coincides with the finals at Wimbledon, so anyone planning on driving to this event should anticipate a far longer journey or look at whether there’s a viable public transport alternative. For anyone who needs to drive – whether that’s to an event or one of the London airports – it's really important to check your vehicle is ready for a longer trip. Breakdowns can quickly lead to traffic queues, and it’s often the case that roadside patrols including our own end up sitting in jams trying to reach people. Ensuring oil and coolant levels are where they need to be, and checking tyres are in good condition and properly inflated, can dramatically reduce the prospect of breaking down in the first place.”



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