Traffic jams costing UK economy £203 million a week

Stuck in traffic this morning on your way to work?

Monday, 14th August 2017, 1:41 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:25 pm
The commute to work is often the worst part of the day for many people.

Well you're not alone, but it's costing us a fortune.

A new survey has revealed that on average, employees lose 29.6 minutes of work per week because of bad traffic on their commute. And that's costing the UK economy a staggering £203,846,153 a week, according to the survey by motorcycle insurance company Devitt.

The company carried out a survey of 2,000 commuters and found that it takes a good 34.2 minutes before we feel calm and in control again after getting into the office late.

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In addition, 32.3 per cent of us try to sneak into work without being noticed if we're late, while 43.2 per cent would actually report a colleague who continually arrived late for work.

The research also found that almost 13 per cent of people have missed a job interview because of bad traffic, and over a quarter, (27.8%) experience 'biker envy' when motorcyclists cruise past us in traffic jams.