MOTORISTS in Australia are spending two hours more stuck in traffic jams than they were just 12 months ago.
The total time an average Australian spends in traffic congestion is now 92 hours a year, according to the Traffic Index.
Sydney predictably was the most congested city in Australia, wasting an average 42 minutes for every hour driven at peak times. The worst times to travel in Sydney were shown to be on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.
Adelaide also saw a rise in congestion, according to the survey, whereas traffic congestion fell in Melbourne and Perth.
"The TomTom Traffic Index demonstrates that congestion is significantly rising globally and this is affecting Australia's major metropolitan cities. By providing an accurate analysis of traffic flow and routing traffic away from congested areas, TomTom plays a key role in helping to ease congestion and save Australians from spending valuable time stuck in traffic," said Chris Kearney, Vice President TomTom Asia Pacific.
Canberra was the least congested city of those surveyed in Australia and New Zealand.
If you hate being on the road, spare a thought for motorists across the Tasman. Congestion has increased more in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington than any Australian capital city.
If you think driving in parts of Australia makes you so mad that you want to immigrate, think again.
Sydney now ranks just 14th in the world when it comes to traffic congestion. The worst, according to TomTom, is Moscow, followed by Istanbul, Łódź in Poland's third biggest city, Rio de Janeiro and Warsaw.
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