Bucks motorists face 31-second delay for every mile travelled
In 2015, delays in England were on average more than two seconds shorter.
All of this impacts speeds on A-roads, where England’s average is 25mph, despite speed limits ranging between 30mph to 70mph on anything from small urban roads to dual carriageways.
In 2017, motorists in Buckinghamshire drove at 30mph on average.
This was the same average speed as the previous year.
The DfT recently announced it was investing up to £10 million in Street Manager, a programme which will pass on up-todate information about roadworks to sat-navs and navigation apps.
It will allow local au- thorities and utility companies to quickly notify users on road closures or delays, by updating Google Maps or Citymapper in real time.
Roads minister Jesse Norman said: “Roadworks can often be frustrating for motorists, especially when they cause hold-ups at busy times and delay journeys.
“We want to reduce this disruption and delay and Street Manager is just one of a number of actions we are taking so that local authorities and utility companies can better plan and manage their roadworks.
“The data opened up by this new digital service should enable motorists to plan their journeys better, so they can avoid works and get to their destinations more easily.”