With average driving speeds falling in some of the UK’s major cities, nightmare commutes could soon become a daily occurrence. Find out if yours could be one of them…
A recent survey by In-car Cleverness revealed London has the slowest average driving speeds in the UK within five miles of the city centre – claiming the top stop for the UK’s worst commute. With an average speed of just 8.34mph in 2017, a decrease of 1.24mph from 2016, future commutes aren’t looking fun for those working in the capital.
Within city limits, a mile of the centre, speeds in London average at a sluggish average of little above 5mph in 2017, a decrease of 1.22mph from 2016.
It’s not only London commuters suffering, Manchester and Edinburgh are also feeling the effects of increasing traffic volumes – Department for Transport data shows that between April 2016 and March 2017, traffic volumes rose by 1.7%.
Driving speeds in the centre of Manchester have fallen by nearly 2mph in just a year, with an average of just over 6mph.
Is your commute getting slower?
Within one mile of the city centre
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