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Road commuters "wasted an average of 115 hours stuck in traffic" last year

Data has been released by traffic analyst Inrix

UK road commuters lost an average of 115 hours stuck in traffic last year, according to new research.

This cost the country £6.9 billion and a typical driver £894, traffic analyst Inrix said.

London was found to be the most congested city, with 149 hours lost per driver during peak periods in 2019.

It was ranked eighth in the world for traffic jams.

Belfast was the UK's second worst city for hold ups at 112 hours per driver, followed by Bristol (103 hours), Edinburgh (98 hours) and Manchester (92 hours).

Cardiff saw the biggest year-on-year growth in congestion (up 5% to 87 hours).

Nottingham's congestion decreased by 17% to 78 hours, which was the biggest drop in the UK top 10.


Published: by Radio NewsHub
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