A new study has revealed the most traffic-congested areas across the UK.
Accident compensation company Claims.co.uk has analysed the latest public data relating to traffic congestion within local authorities throughout 2022.
The data considers the total number of miles that all vehicles have travelled through the area, the number of licensed vehicles, and the average number of vehicles that travel through on an average day of the year.
The data was then combined to create a total ‘congestion score’ out of 100 for each local authority.
Surrey came third with a congestion score of 78.22 out of 100 with a total number of traffic miles from all vehicles in 2022 of 8.3 billion miles.
Essex came second with 81.5 out of 100 and the highest total number of vehicle traffic hours with more than 9.4 billion miles.
Hampshire ranked as the most congested area in the UK, scoring an 83.01 out of 100.
It also had the highest number of licensed vehicles at the end of 2022 of any local authority, with approximately 1.13 million, and had the second highest number of total traffic miles from all vehicles, at 9.23 billion miles.
A spokesperson for Claims.co.uk said: “The amount of traffic congestion in a given area can differ drastically depending on factors such as how many vehicles are registered there or how many miles are travelled each day.
“Considering how varied the results are for congestion level factors in 2022, it will be interesting to see how these rankings might change next year and whether any of these local authorities maintain similar scores in the list.”
Achievements and innovations in congestion reduction will be celebrated at the third annual CiTTi Awards, which will be held on 26 November 2024 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Nominations officially open in March 2024. Please visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector.