Traffic congestion falls as unemployment rises

Rising unemployment has led to traffic congestion falling by almost one-third in two years, the BBC has reported.

The poll of 75,000 drivers, by insurance group the AA and road information company Trafficmaster, has shown that congestion on motorways and trunk roads has dropped for the first time in 20 years.

A quarter of commuters who have lost jobs did so in the last year, contributing to a 15% fall in rush-hour congestion.

However, in contrast, Fridays have seen a rise in congestion, with more people taking holidays in the UK instead of abroad.

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