UK road congestion as its worst for over 10 years

A survey by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has found that congestion on UK roads is the worst is has been for over 10 years.

The survey of over 100 logistics operators found that most were complaining of increased congestion and a decrease in reliability on UK motorways.

FTA’s director of policy, Karen Dee, said: “This FTA Survey is a clear indication that congestion on our roads has increased again, and drivers are getting stuck in traffic on a regular basis.

“Reliability on the UK road network is crucial for road freight operators. The freight and logistics industry needs road infrastructure that it can rely on to ensure that products are moved efficiently and at reasonable cost. As the economy grows there will be increasing demands which will mean more pressure to deliver, and more vehicles on the roads – so it is only going to get worse.”

The FTA has previously voiced its support for Department for Transport plans to invest £15 billion over five years on 1,300 miles of new lanes on motorways and trunk roads in a bid to ease congestion.