INTERVIEW/COMMENT : TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED ON UK MOTORWAYS TO REDUCE CONGESTION
Highways England announced today that they will launch a £7m trial next month in a bid to reduce congestion on the UK’s busiest routes. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com comments:
“While this initiative to introduce traffic lights on motorway link roads is only in its trial stage, if successful it would be a huge driver win. Especially for those motorists who regularly drive on our crowded and most congested motorways.
“However, our research shows that Brits already spend more than two days a year waiting at red lights* so it will be interesting to see whether the installation of these traffic lights will actually increase journey times.
“Any plans that help drivers save time and money on burnt fuel should be welcomed by road users. Drivers wanting to save money on fuel should do their research and find the cheapest petrol in their area using our petrol price tool.”
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* British drivers spend, on average, eight minutes a day waiting at red lights. Eight minutes multiplied by seven equals 56 minutes a week. 56 minutes multiplied by 52 weeks of the year equals 2,912 minutes. This equates to 48 hours and 32 minutes a year waiting at traffic lights.