Rush hour journey times double in UK cities

According to a new report from TomTom, traffic congestion in cities across the UK has worsened significantly over the past year. The fifth annual Traffic Index shows the difference in the time taken to travel in free-flowing traffic compared to during peak times.

Journeys are now taking 29 per cent longer compared to 27 per cent recorded in 2013.The report also shows that traffic jams have become more severe in 14 out of Britain’s 17 biggest cities. The only city where congestion has improved is Britsol.

TomTom says the delays add up to 129 hours wasted by drivers sat in traffic each year.

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