Concerns raised over road congestion

Concerns raised over road congestion

Increased traffic in the run up to Christmas has seen congestion on UK roads reach its worst point for over a decade, according to a new report.

The Freight Transport Association's (FTA) Quarterly Transport Activity Survey found that the rate of deterioration in reliability on the road network was at 55% - the lowest figure since 2002.

The report said the figures show the impact of the increase in domestic road freight activity levels, while also pointing to the rate of decline in the reliability of the UK motorway network.

The report surveyed over 100 logistics operators in total.

Karen Dee, the FTA's director of policy, said the survey was a "clear indication" of increased congestion.

She said reliability on the roads was crucial for freight operators, but that more drivers are getting stuck in traffic on a regular basis.

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