We did not suffer from it during the corona pandemic and that was probably the only positive thing about this time. We all really hate it, but from now on it is more the rule than the exception, traffic jams. We spend a lot of time in a traffic jam, it might be better not to know exactly how many hours of our lives we spend in it. Autumn has already arrived and we notice that right away on the Dutch roads. It even seems busier than ever on the road. The ANWB reports that the number of traffic jams is already increasing significantly compared to the record year 2019.
The number of traffic jams in the morning and evening rush hour has increased by a few percent, but during the day the number of traffic jams has increased by no less than 17 percent. Yesterday was even the busiest morning rush of this year, there was no less than 925 kilometers of traffic jams around 8.30 am. This had to do with many accidents, many motorists on the road in combination with autumn weather. According to the ANWB the increase is due to the increase in the number of cars on Dutch roads and because many more people are back working in the office. The busiest days of the week in terms of traffic jams are Tuesday and Thursday and the Wednesday evening rush hour.