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Congestion on UK roads gets worse, new report reveals

05 March 2014 #Bus and Coach #CV Sector #News #Policy #Top Stories #Truck #Van

A new survey has ranked congestion on UK road as the sixth worst amongst 13 European countries while traffic in London has increased the most sharply.

The Traffic Scorecard Report from traffic information provided INRIX shows drivers spend 30 hours stuck in traffic each year in the UK on average.

This is up one hour on the 2012 study and is worse than Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Portugal. Belgium records the most hours wasted in traffic each year at 58 hours and is followed by Luxembourg, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

While Belgium is also home to the most congested city, with drivers in Brussels getting stuck for an average of 83 hours a year, London posts the biggest increase of nine hours to come a close second with 82 hours worth of jams.

The study also identified the 10 worst areas for congestion in the UK as well as the worst roads in and out of London. Click on the images below to see the roads to avoid.

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