Commuters waste more than two days every year stuck in traffic, according to a new survey.
Kia Motors’ Cleaner Driving Report looked at the driving habits of Britain’s commuters and found that 49 and a half hours were spent in stand-still traffic each year, which amounts to 91 days of their working life.
Queues and jams affect 71 per cent of British commuters on their way to work, with the average commute taking 47 minutes. The survey found that 12 minutes of each commute was spent below 5mph or totally stationary.
Around 30 per cent of those questioned have resorted to using public transport due to the congestion on Britain’s roads, although 72 per cent said they valued the space and privacy seen by driving to work.
Around two thirds of motorists admitted to speeding when the traffic clears to make up for lost time, while one in three said they had experienced road rage while in traffic.
The survey also found that the A556 in Manchester was the most congested road, with commuters who use the road collectively wasting half a million hours sitting in queues on the four-mile stretch each year.