The pressure of traffic jams on Holland’s roads fell for the first time in years, according to calculations by motoring organisation ANWB.
Traffic jam pressure – the length of the jam multiplied by the time it took to disperse – fell 1.4% in 2008, mainly due to less evening rush hour traffic, the ANWB said.
Morning rush hour remained busy and the number of jams during the day was up by 4%, news agency ANP quoted the ANWB as saying.
March was the worst month for traffic congestion, with the number of jams up 20%. March 25 was the busiest day, with a total of 888km of jams due to bad weather. The longest was 40km between Breda and Rotterdam.
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