According to research, BRITS spend the equivalent of ONE YEAR of their adult lives stuck in traffic.
A survey of 2,000 adults found that road users get stuck in traffic for a fifth of their trips, for an average of almost three hours a week.
As a result, 56 percent avoid driving altogether.
Leaving earlier than necessary, planning a specific route and making plans during off-peak hours are the main ways road users try to avoid the dreaded traffic jam.
While those who leave early leave an average of 26 minutes in advance to miss traffic.
Despite this, 36 percent were late for work because of traffic, while 23 percent were late because of a social event.
And 34 percent even get jealous when bicycles or scooters whiz past bumper to bumper.
But not only logistical problems worry road users: 52 percent are also concerned about the impact of traffic jams on the environment.
To address these concerns, 35 percent have resorted to alternative modes of transportation such as e-scooters and e-bikes to get around their cities.
multimobility app, NOW FREEcommissioned the study to highlight the impact of congestion on daily life and the alternatives consumers are now adopting to get around cities.
Mariusz Zabrocki from FREE NOW: “Driving in a traffic jam is uncomfortable and stressful, to say the least.
“So it’s no wonder that city dwellers are looking for quick alternatives to get from A to B.”
The study also found that 42 percent would consider incorporating e-scooters and e-bikes into a longer commute when combined with local bus services and train travel.
Reaching your destination faster (56 percent), doing more for the environment (52 percent) and avoiding traffic jams (27 percent) are the top benefits of riding an e-bike or e-scooter.
Mariusz Zabrocki added: “We were at the forefront of offering our customers eco-friendly alternatives when we became the first app to offer electric taxis and private rental vehicles by default, moving through cities with their access to bus lanes and unique knowledge of roads and routes.
“We are proud to build on this by including e-bikes and e-scooters, which enable Britons to get around in a smooth and sustainable way, thereby helping to reduce congestion.
“Looking at the big picture, a last report We’ve found that in a fully shared mobility city, 90 percent fewer private vehicles are needed, so we’re doing everything we can to transform urban mobility without putting more cars on the streets.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8722242/brit-one-year-adult-life-traffic/ Research shows that the average UK driver spends ONE YEAR of their adult life stuck in traffic