“People waste a lot of their time in traffic!” says motoring company

Traffic news from the Telegraph and the Mail now, with a report on the time we waste in traffic jams:

Average driver will spend 32 hours a year in traffic jams, as online shopping blamed for rise in congestion

The average driver will spend 32 hours a year in traffic jams, a report has found as online shopping is blamed for the rise in congestion.

The UK was found to be the third worst country in Europe for traffic congestion, with the direct and direct costs of hold-ups reaching £31 billion last year, an average of £968 per driver.

Source: Telegraph, 20th February 2017

Drivers spend 32 hours a year stuck in traffic: UK is ranked the third most congested country in Europe 

Britain is one of the most gridlocked countries on Earth with drivers spending 32 hours a year on average stuck in traffic jams, a report reveals today.

And the time spent going nowhere costs the economy an estimated £30billion a year.

The UK is ranked as the third most congested country in Europe – after Russia and Turkey – and the 11th most gridlocked overall. Motorists in London are hit the hardest, spending 73 hours in jams, accounting for an eighth of their total driving time.

Source: Daily Mail, 21st February 2017

Who is behind the story? Seemingly two companies:

The research, from traffic information company Inrix, found drivers spend an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in the UK.

Ian Crowder from the AA said: “You can’t go through a townscape without coming across people delivering groceries or parcels on Amazon or whatever.

Nice to see a collaboration on a PR story, for a change.