Your guide to beating the summer holiday getaway this weekend

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Breakdown workers preparing to haul out of the sea one of the cars involved in an accident on the Havant by-pass

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Havant by-pass cars plunge into the sea

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For many it’s the start of the summer holidays this weekend - and that means the start of the traditional holiday getaway.

About 3.4 million vehicles are predicted to be on the road on Saturday, and here is our guide to making sure you avoid the worst of the traffic mayhem.