Here's How Much Sitting In Traffic Is Costing You

Businesses spend 17 per cent of their time sitting in congestion when diving through Exeter - which is worse than in London.

Re: China, INRIX real-time traffic is live in over 45 countries.

Are you ready for the changes to auto tax rules? Meanwhile in other parts of the country, the average is significantly lower at £968 per driver.

Overall, U.S. cities accounted for half of the firm's list of the top 10 most-congested areas worldwide, helped by cheaper U.S. gas prices and a buoyant economy, the report said.

The only American city in the top 15 is Los Angeles.

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

Along with the capital, Manchester, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Edinburgh make up the UK's five most congested cities.

The study says it cost you an average of $1,400 a year ago to sit in traffic, almost $300 billion for all motorists nationwide.




Johannesburg has, however, experienced a 3% increase in traffic congestion since 2015 and now sits at a congestion level of 30%.

"Congestion also costs our country hundreds of billions of dollars, threatens future economic growth and lowers our quality of life", Pishue said.

Los Angeles had the worst traffic in the world among 1,064 cities studied by traffic analytics firm INRIX. Motorists in London are hit the hardest, spending 73 hours in jams, accounting for an eighth of their total driving time.

Note that this is nearly twice as much as the overall USA average of 43 hours.

Speeds fell by 80% (20 miles per hour to 4.3 mph) in the centre of London during the day when congestion was at its worse, and by 83% (24 miles per hour to 4 mph) in the evening during the worst periods.

But city officials across the Magic City have been reluctant to throw serious money behind commute-altering ideas like extra buses, permanent bus lanes, or - dare we say it - a competent and usable train or street-car system.

Manchester, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Edinburgh were the other most congested United Kingdom cities.

Moscow, which ranks as the fifth worst city for evening rush hour traffic, was higher up the rankings in past years.

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