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M25 was July's most congested road

Posted by Freddy Morton

People with campervan accessories and tools heading off on their summer holidays may want to avoid the M25 following new findings.

According to data analysed by the TomTom HD Traffic Centre, the M25 accounted for five of the UK's top ten worst traffic jams in July.

The longest tailback was from junction five to junction 19 in the early evening on Friday July 29th, with cars at a standstill for 49 miles.

Furthermore, a section of the M25 from junction eight to junction 16 appears twice in the top ten following queues of more than 26 miles.

The worst traffic peak of the month was just before 4pm on Friday July 8th when there were 1,027 miles of jams across the whole country, while the average total jam length at any one time across Britain was 148 miles.

In June, Brussels was named as Europe's most congested city, with traffic in the region worsening by 1.2 per cent since 2010.