Do you think congestion has dropped?

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Congestion on motorways and trunk roads has seen a 31 per cent reduction in the last two years due to the credit crunch, according to a new report.

The AA and Trafficmaster said of those commuters who have lost jobs, 23 per cent have done so in the last 12 months, leading to 15 per cent less congestion in the weekday morning rush-hour.

However end-of-term traffic and Bank holiday traffic has increased, according to figures gathered from a poll of 75,000 drivers.

And Friday is apparently the only day of the week when congestion levels have risen.

The report said of those commuters who have lost jobs, 23 per cent have done so in the last 12 months, leading to 15 per cent less congestion in the weekday morning rush-hour.

Do you agree with these findings? Do you think congestion has fallen?

Dominic Sacco

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One response to “Do you think congestion has dropped?

  1. Yes, there’s been a definite improvement in the Greater Manchester morning peak. Not sure I agree with it being busier on Fridays though.

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