The average commuter driving to and from work wasted five days stuck in traffic during 2015

The average commuter spent 127 hours of 2015 sitting in congested traffic according to the annual Traffic Index from TomTom. The report also revealed that traffic congestion in the UK’s biggest cities is 14% worse than it was this time five years ago. Belfast is the most congested city in the UK, with journeys taking up to 86 per cent longer during rush hour. London was the second most congested UK city, with journeys taking 66% longer during peak times, as opposed to when traffic is flowing freely.

Manchester, Edinburgh, Brighton, Hull, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Bristol and Sheffield make up the rest of the 10 most congested UK cities.

Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Vice-President of TomTom Traffic said “building new motorways and ring roads doesn’t eliminate congestion.  More must be done to better manage existing road space and to spread demand.”

Liftshare knows that people aren’t doing enough to change their travel habits – If half of UK motorists received a lift one day a week, congestion and pollution would be reduced by 10% and traffic jams by 20%.

If you would like more information about how a Liftshare scheme could help your business – please get in touch email tellmemore@liftshare.com or call 01603 389321 and speak to Kate

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