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London Congestion Worst In The UK

Friday 6th June 2014

New research shows that central London's rush hour traffic is indeed the worst in the UK.

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The average speed for drivers in Westminster during 'peak times' is just over 10 miles per hour according to analysis by Direct Line Drive Plus.

After Westminster, the slowest rush-hour speeds were to be found in Lancaster (10.88mph), Cambridge (11.30 mph) and Hereford (11.49mph).

Peterborough and York had the fastest rush hour speeds.

Overall, the typical rush-hour traffic slows speeds down by an average of 3.6mph.

Thursdays, rather than Mondays or Fridays, appears to be the worst day for congestion.