The average driver will spend 32 hours a year in traffic jams, a report has found as online shopping is blamed for the rise in congestion.
The UK was found to be the third worst country in Europe for traffic congestion, with the direct and direct costs of hold-ups reaching £31 billion last year, an average of £968 per driver.
Online shopping has contributed to the rising levels, according to analysts, with figures showing the number of delivery vans on the roads has increased in the last five years.
A rise in the number of delivery vans, yes. But presumably a fall in the number of trips by car to the shops.
And yes, one stop by a van will only drop off one thing, while one trip to the shops will buy many things – normally. But then one delivery round by a van will, presumably, deliver many more things that a trip to the shops.
I don’t know the actual outcome here. But it’s more complex than more vans thus more congestion.