Britain's gridlock cost the economy £37.7 billion in 2017

Britain's gridlock cost the economy £37.7 billion in 2017

Britain's gridlock cost the economy £37.7 billion in 2017

Los Angeles topped the list of the world's most gridlocked cities, with drivers spending on average 102 peak hours in congestion in 2017, followed by Moscow and NY, where the figure was 91 hours.

Per the 2017 analysis, NY drivers averaged 91 peak hours stuck in traffic a year ago, tying with Moscow, Russia for second place for the most amount of hours spent in congestion.

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INRIX finds congestion cost USA drivers almost $305 Billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per driver but American drivers, in general, had it easier than their German counterparts. And it's estimated that Jakartans spend an average of 22 days a year in traffic, according to a 2017 study conducted by Boston Consulting Group.

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Only one of the top 10 most congested roads in the US was in Los Angeles: 1-10 Eastbound between exits 3A and 13. INRIX says the average driver on that 4.7 mile stretch wastes 118 hours per year in congestion, an increase of 37 percent over last year. They racked up $2,982 in direct and indirect costs per driver during 2017, the report found.

The U.S. had 10 of the report's top 25 cities in the world with the worst traffic congestion.

Drivers spent an average of 31 hours stuck in traffic jams across the United Kingdom a year ago, new figures have revealed.

Additionally, the Dallas Horseshoe, a construction project where Interstates 30 and 35 meet, began providing relief last summer, INRIX said.

"The reason for improvements in traffic flow in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh are far from clear".

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