February 6, 2018 11.42 am This story is over 52 months old

Grimsby drivers waste almost a day per year in traffic

Grimsby drivers wasted 21 hours per year in traffic.

Drivers in Grimsby face some of the worst traffic delays in the country with motorists spending just under a day in traffic, costing the town some £43 million per year.

The statistics, compiled by data analyst INRIX, shows that Grimsby is ranked number 46 out of 111 towns and cities in the UK for time spent in traffic.

Motorists in Grimsby lost an average of 21 hours per year sitting in traffic last year, which is far higher than the four hours Gainsborough drivers spend in traffic.

Elsewhere in the region, Lincoln’s drivers spent a total of 36 hours sitting in traffic, costing the city over £127 million per year.

The UK was ranked in the top ten most congested countries in the world and the third most congested in Europe behind Russia and Turkey.

Doctor Graham Cookson, chief economist at INRIX, said: “Combined with the rising price of motoring, the cost of congestion is astonishing – it takes billions out of the economy and impacts businesses and individuals alike.

“With the Office of National Statistics showing more cars on the road than ever before, we need to consider innovative new approaches to solving the issue.

“Increased flexible working or road charges have potential, however, transport authorities should be looking to exciting developments in data analytics and AI which promise to reinvent our approach to traffic management.”