Already very early, long traffic jams in France on ‘black Saturday’

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In France, Saturday morning quite early on very long files on all holiday-axes to the south. “Today is black Saturday in France, and that was quite early on felt’, says mobiliteitsclub VAB, which expects that the waiting times in the coming hours will continue to grow.

VAB recommend everyone today to the south on holiday leave, so only the afternoon to leave. Mobiliteitsorganisatie Touring expected in Europe a very busy weekend on the road, both for departing and returning holidaymakers alike.

Towards the south of France , according to VAB Saturday morning to be taken into account with an additional waiting time of 2 hours and 40 minutes on the axis-Luxembourg-Lyon-Spanish border, with an additional waiting time of 2 hours and 50 minutes on the axis Lille-Paris-Bordeaux-Spanish border, and with an additional waiting time of 3 hours and 5 minutes on the axis Lille-Paris-Narbonne via Clermont-Ferrand. For the Mont-blanc tunnel to lose the motorists half an hour.

In Germany it is especially busy in the south of the country, in the direction of Austria: on the A8 motorway Nuremberg-Salzburg: +1 hour 15 minutes. In Austria, losses holidaymakers currently 20 minutes on the A10 Salzburg-Villach. The waiting time for the Karawankentunnel in the direction of Slovenia on the A11 is Saturday morning 1 hour. In Switzerland, the need for the gotthard tunnel towards Italy an additional 30 minutes to fill.

According to Touring is the whole night of Friday to Saturday have been very busy on the European roads. For departing tourists, as it is Saturday 4 August a black day in France, and a red day elsewhere in Europe. Touring expected peak times between 08.00 hours and 17.00 hours, with a peak around 13.00 hours.

For recurrent tourists is Saturday a ‘red day’ everywhere in Europe, which means that the particular enjoy is in the traditional bottlenecks and that between 09.00 and 17.00 hours. For the return is by Touring rush is expected between 10.00 and 20.00 hours, with a peak in the beginning of the afternoon.


The Dutch association ANWB gives to the members a number of concrete tips, which is just as well for travellers from our country:

  • Avoid the ‘black Saturday’. if possible, wait even until Monday
  • Split your journey over several days
  • Keep enough food and drink on board. because if you are stationary in traffic it is often a long queue to the following snelwegrestaurant
  • Please check the air conditioning, especially in this weather. Because who is hot in the car, it responds slower

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