Traffic jam pressure falls in 2008

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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