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Nearly half East of England drivers consider quitting their job to escape traffic

Traffic congestion has caused 44% of drivers in the East of England to consider switching jobs, a study said. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Traffic congestion has caused 44% of drivers in the East of England to consider switching jobs, a study said. Picture: Nick Butcher.

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.”

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