Nearly half East of England drivers consider quitting their job to escape traffic
Nearly half of motorists in the East of England would consider changing their job to get away from traffic congestion, a study found.
Research on behalf of Goodyear Tyres found 44% of drivers could quit their job to escape being stuck in traffic, while one in 10 (9%) in the region said congestion had made them feel more stressed than anything else.
The study comes after UK traffic volumes hit a record high between April 2016 and March 2017 of 324.3 billion miles, according to Department for Transport statistics.
The research also found many drivers were looking forward to a future of autonomous vehicles with 42% saying they a driverless car instead of driving in order to relax.
Goodyear Tyres’s Kate Rock said: “The incentives to live in the suburbs look set to increase and could have a significant impact on the make-up of our cities of the future.”