This Friday is expected to be the worst day for festive traffic

Laura Thomson

Motorists planning to leave for their Christmas getaway this Friday may want to reconsider, after analysis revealed that it will be the worst day of the Christmas period for traffic.

The analysis of the last time that Christmas Day fell on a Sunday – which happened in 2011 – has led Inrix to predict that 4pm on Friday will be the busiest period on the road.