Written by Graham Cutbill-White
The UK’s most congested road has been revealed as data reveals drivers lost a week’s worth of time sat in traffic jams last year.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the worst offenders can be found in large cities with five of the top seven most congested roads being found in London.
Seeing off stiff competition from other roads in the English capital, the A406 North Circular Road from Chiswick Roundabout to Hanger Lane took home the title of the UK’s most congested road with drivers losing around 61 hours on that road alone in 2018.
The A406 has been described as an ‘avoid at all costs’ by users of the road and with traffic known to build up from as early as 4:30 am, it’s not hard to see why.
The information released by traffic data firm Inrix revealed drivers lost on average 178 hours in 2018 and according to Inrix estimates, over £1,300 per driver was lost during these wasted hours.
While the most congested road was found in London, packed roads in Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow also featured in the list. You can find the full list released by Inrix below.
Despite costing the UK economy an estimated £8bn a year, no UK city made the top 5 of most congested cities in the world. The Russian capital city Moscow top the charts with drivers losing 210 hours a year, the most amount of wasted time when adjusted for population size.
Istanbul, Bogota in Columbia, Mexico City and Sao Paulo rounded of the top 5 with London named the sixth most congested city in the world.