Traffic congestion in Britain plunges thanks to recession | The Daily Star
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Traffic congestion in Britain plunges thanks to recession

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Congestion in Britain has dropped by almost a third in the last two years as motorists struggle through the worst recession in decades, according to research released Monday.
Rising unemployment and fuel prices have all contributed to the fall in traffic on all major motorways and main roads, the report by motoring group AA and road information company Trafficmaster said.
Cash-strapped commuters have also been car pooling or taking public transport to cut down on costs, while other motorists surveyed said they were now working more often from home, the report said.
"We've been collecting and analysing congestion data for the past 20 years, with all previous years up to 2007 showing the congestion problem growing," said Georgina Read from Trafficmaster.
"However, post credit crunch, the trend has been well and truly broken and we've now witnessed two consecutive years of dramatically falling congestion levels," she said.

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