British drivers now sit idle in traffic for a total of 46 hours a year, on average – twice as long as commuters in the United States – new figures show.
An in-depth study including analysis of traffic congestion in European and US cities found that UK roads are at their busiest during the Monday morning peak period when workers are heading for the office. By comparison, American roads are most congested on a Friday evening, when US drivers head for home eagerly anticipating the joys of the weekend ahead.
"Despite drivers spending nearly twice the amount of time stuck in traffic compared to the Americans, traffic in the country's largest cities is much worse than those in the UK," said Hans Puvogel, Europe general manager of traffic information service INRIX.
"While traffic jams still clog the roads in cities like London and Birmingham, it shows the UK is doing a much better job of managing traffic congestion in its major urban centres than its US counterparts. Read the full article in The Telegraph