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Research finds road commuters ‘wasted average of 115 hours stuck in traffic in 2019’

Research finds road commuters ‘wasted average of 115 hours stuck in traffic in 2019’

By Swansway Motor Group 13-03-2020

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British motorists have spent on average 115 hours stuck in traffic during 2019, new research has revealed.

Traffic analyst Inrix said this cost the country £6.9 billion and the typical driver £894.

London, which was ranked eighth in the world for traffic jams, was revealed to be the most congested city in the UK.

The city saw motorists lose 149 hours within peak periods in 2019.

Trevor Reed, transport analyst at Inrix, told the PA news agency: “London is over 2,000 years old.

“When you develop around walking, and horse and buggy, and everything but cars, the urban environment does not handle (cars) that well.”

Belfast was found to be Britain’s second-worst congested city at 112 hours per driver. Next was Bristol at 103 hours, Edinburgh at 98 hours, followed by Manchester at 92 hours.

Cardiff saw the biggest year-on-year growth in hold ups – up five per cent to 87 hours – while Nottingham’s traffic decreased by 17 per cent to 78 hours, which is the biggest drop in the UK top 10.

A Department for Transport (DfT) spokeswoman said: “The Government is determined to improve journeys for all motorists, which is why we’re investing nearly £29 billion to reduce congestion on our roads up to 2035.”

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