Drivers in a UK’s 25 many undiluted cities are wasting a equilatent of 5 days a year stranded in traffic, according to a new study.
An review into tour times for a TomTom Traffic Index found that overload combined an normal of 127 hours to drivers’ tour times in 2015.
And a problem is usually removing worse.
The investigate found overload opposite a UK has grown by 14% over a past 5 years.
In a rest of Europe it’s eased by 3% in a same period.
Ralf-Peter Schaefer of TomTom Traffic said: “More contingency be finished to improved conduct existent highway space and to widespread demand.
“People simply aren’t doing adequate to change their transport habits – such as operative stretchable hours, avoiding rise travelling times, creation use of real-time trade information and perplexing choice transport modes.
“If usually 5% of us altered a transport skeleton we could urge trade overload on a categorical roads by adult to 30%.”
According to a study, Belfast is a misfortune city in a UK for hold-ups and a 14th misfortune in a world.
Average tour times there are 40% slower than if trade was issuing freely, jumping to 86% during a rise dusk period.
That equals an additional 195 hours a year stranded behind a wheel.
London is a second misfortune in a UK, with trade creation trips an normal of 38% slower, rising to 66% in a after-work rush.
While we might consider we have it bad, overload in a UK is zero compared to Bangkok in Thailand where trade causes tour times to boost by 57%.
In Istanbul, Turkey, that figure is 50% and in Rio de Janeiro, that is hosting a Olympic Games in August, it’s 47%.
Responding to a study, a Department for Transport mouthpiece pronounced a Government is investing record amounts to tackle a problem.
:: Here is a normal boost in tour times in a UK’s 25 many undiluted cities in 2015, according to a study.
1. Belfast (40%)
2. London (38%)
3. Manchester (37%)
4. Edinburgh (37%)
5. Brighton (34%)
6. Hull (33%)
7. Bournemouth (32%)
8. Newcastle (31%)
9. Bristol (31%)
10. Sheffield (30%)
11. Leicester (29%)
12. Liverpool (29%)
13. Swansea (28%)
14. Birmingham (27%)
15. Leeds-Bradford (27%)
16. Nottingham (27%)
17. Glasgow (26%)
18. Cardiff (26%)
19. Coventry (25%)
20. Southampton (24%)
21. Reading (24%)
22. Portsmouth (23%)
23. Middlesbrough (21%)
24. Stoke-on-Trent (20%)
25. Preston (19%)