Top ten areas in the UK with the most traffic revealed

BRITAIN’S top ten busiest areas for traffic have been revealed – and five are in the same city.

Researchers looked at traffic levels across England, Wales and Scotland in 2022 compared to previous years.

Britain’s top ten busiest areas for traffic have been revealed – and five are in the same cityCredit: Alamy

They divided the number of vehicles by the length of roads to reveal the highest daily traffic flows.

Hounslow in West London came out on top with an average 8,835 vehicles passing through any of its roads every day.

Second was neighbouring Hillingdon at 8,670 while Thurrock in Essex, registered 7,966 vehicles a day.

Enfield, Tower Hamlets and Kingston upon Thames also feature – logging 7,611, 7,609 and 7,574 vehicles respectively.

The lowest local authority traffic flows were seen in the Shetland Islands (585) and Eilean Siar, which is on Lewis and Harris (469).

The Isles of Scilly recorded just 173 vehicles a day.

The Greater Manchester towns of Salford (7,530), Bury (7,348), Rochdale (6,017) and Bolton (5,592), all came in the top 50 busiest areas.

Injury claims experts Claims.co.uk studied data on traffic flows through local authority areas to work out who came top.

A spokesman said: “It is interesting to see which local authorities have the highest annual average daily flow as this indicates how much traffic they receive across the whole year, rather than just the busier periods on the roads.”

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UK’s highest daily traffic flows

Hounslow, West London – 8,835

Hillingdon, West London – 8,670

Thurrock, Essex- 7,966

Cardiff, Wales – 7,650

Enfield, North London – 7,611

Tower Hamlets, East London – 7,609

Kingston upon Thames, West London – 7,574

Salford, greater Manchester – 7,530

Knowsley, Merseyside – 7,514

Warrington, Cheshire – 7,453

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