AA has busiest ever day

MOTORING group the AA has today followed rivals RAC by announcing record-breaking call-outs.

Simon Tomlinson

MOTORING group the AA has today followed rivals RAC by announcing record-breaking call-outs.

The AA had its busiest ever day yesterday after attending 25,000 breakdowns - around 1,100 every hour.

Today it expects to answer 16,000 calls, compared to 9,000 for a normal Tuesday.

The organisation is continuing to deploy extra patrols and has all its specially-equipped Land Rovers working in the snow-affected areas. Priority is being given to drivers in the most vulnerable situations.

Drivers are being advised to keep their speed down and leave at least a three-second gap between them and the car in front.

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Before departing, drivers should check local traffic and weather reports for their planned route and heed any police advice about whether or not to travel.

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