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Commuters brought to a standstill for half that rush hour trip

Published 09/03/2011 | 09:20

We probably know it already but when you see the stark figures it still comes as a chock.

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We can spend nearly half our city journeys at a standstill.

According to new research by Citroen, rush hour city drivers are spending 43pc of the time in stationary traffic.

The research found that in the course of a one-hour peaktime journey, the average inner city commuter could spend 25 minutes 39 seconds – or 43pc of their trip – at a complete standstill. The study was carried out to promote the new Citroën C4’s e-HDi Stop & Start diesel engine technology.

Citroen analysed journeys during the traditional morning and evening rush hours.

The research found that city motorists could be doing zero kmh for approximately 43pc of their twice daily commute. Over the evaluated rush hour periods, that figure has increased by an average of three minutes five seconds – or 13.7pc – over the last five years.

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