66 hours of traffic jams for drivers
Do you drive? Well, firstly, congratulations on being mental and broke. And secondly, 32 hours of your vehicular year is spent sat in your car completely stationary, wishing you were dead.
According to research by Inrix, London, Manchester and Liverpool have some of the most appallingly busy roads on the continent and that, say the figures, the average London commuter wastes 66 hours in traffic, 45 hours in Manchester and 39 hours in Liverpool.
Oddly, if you live in Birmingham, the time spent in traffic has decline from last year. Sadly, the downside is that you live in Birmingham, which is like the biggest Dignitas in the world.
‘So goes traffic, so goes the economy,’ said Inrix Europe senior vice president Stuart Marks. ‘Traffic congestion is an excellent economic indicator telling us whether people are going to work, businesses are shipping products and consumers are spending money.’