DORSET roads are expected to be the busiest on December 23-24 this year, according to new AA data.
The new research comes as the company and emergency services are urging residents to download the what3words locator app in case they break down during the Christmas season.
AA data shows that more than a third of breakdowns occur on roads without a postal address and of those that do break down 40% have trouble describing their location and that’s why they encourage people to download the localization application.
Christine Sharma, Head of Road Safety at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, said: âIn anticipation of busier roads and unpredictable weather conditions during the holiday season, it is essential that drivers are fully prepared for their trip to to come. We encourage drivers to download what3words as an additional tool to prepare.
“With the app, they can be located quickly and efficiently in the event of a failure or crash.”
The data also revealed that one in five Britons are nervous about hitting the road this winter in light of severe weather warnings and uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Omicron variant, while 81% of people respondents said they did not trust their phones or sit down. nav.
What3words divides the world into 57 trillion 3 mx 3 m squares, giving each a unique combination of 3 words to help emergency services locate people.