Drivers are planning more than 31 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Eve bringing gridlock to UK roads, according to the RAC.
Traffic data from mobility analytics provider Inrix indicates that jams will peak on Good Friday, with major routes clogging up between 11am and 4.30pm.
London, with 227 hours lost due to congestion, and Birmingham at 134 hours, have been ranked as the worst cities in the UK for time lost due to congestion by Inrix
Worst congestion anticipated this Thursday and Friday as Highways England announces it will be lifting 200 miles of roadworks.
Highways England will lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks as more than 14 million cars take to UK roads over the August bank holiday weekend.
The hidden costs of congestion and parking make up one-third of all costs of owning a vehicle, research from INRIX has found.
A new charging regime is being suggested after the cost of congestion is revealed in a report from Inrix.
The UK has been ranked as the 10th most congested country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, by analysts at Inrix.
More than 20 million vehicles will hit the road this festive period resulting in significant delays, warns connected car services and transportation analytics company INRIX.
There were more than 1.35 million traffic jams on the UK’s major roads in the past year, costing drivers an estimated £9bn, new research from Inrix suggests.
Inrix and Apcoa Parking Group have announced a new partnership to exchange parking information.
More than 15 million cars are expected to hit the roads over the bank holiday weekend, with popular routes taking up to four times longer than usual.
This year’s Easter holidays will see more than 20m cars on the UK’s roads, with traffic forecasts for the Thursday and Easter Monday showing a 20% increase.
The UK is ranked as the fourth most congested developed country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, according to Inrix.
Traffic data provider Inrix has warned that drivers across the UK could face the worst congestion in recent years this bank holiday weekend.
Drivers could face 90 minutes of delays in traffic this bank holiday weekend, according to traffic data firm Inrix.
Drivers in London wasted more than 100 hours in gridlock last year, contributing to a UK average of 30 hours spent in delays.
The UK climbed one place to fifth in the list of Europe’s most congested countries, with drivers wasting an average of 30 hours in congestion during 2014.
Drivers in London sat idle in traffic for 82 hours last year – 10 more hours than 2012, making it the most congested UK city and the second worst in Europe, according to a new report.
Inrix has revealed that the Christmas getaway could take drivers up to three times longer with the majority of Britain’s 35 million vehicles expected on the roads ahead of the festive season, causing congestion across the UK.
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