Revealed: Britain’s worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Edinburgh face the worst traffic congestion in Britain, according to new figures.

Journeys in Scotland’s capital city take on average 40 per cent longer than they would if roads were quieter, research by TomTom, the sat-nav manufacturer, found.

In rush hour traffic, drivers can expect their trip to take as much as 80 per cent longer, adding 24 minutes to a half-hour journey.

London is the second-worst city for congestion with an average extra travel time of 37 per cent, followed by Bournemouth, Hull and Belfast with 34 per cent each.

Edinburgh was ranked the 27th worst place to drive in the world in terms of congestion.

Mumbai took top spot, with drivers facing an average of 65 per cent extra travel time in the Indian city.

Heiko Schilling, head of navigation at sat-nav manufacturer TomTom, said: ‘Only Manchester, Glasgow and Portsmouth have seen congestion levels improve.

‘These results show that there’s still a lot of work to be done.’

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