Munich, 24. January 2018
Germany is unquestionably a car-Nation. But more and more often, the sheet of mostly of native production in a traffic jam. On average, the participants in traffic verbrachtem in the year 2017, a total of gave work to 457 000 hours in a traffic jam, a growth of nine per cent compared to the previous year. These and other Numbers calculated by the automobile club ADAC, in his latest jam balance sheet.
More and more traffic jams and construction sites
For 2017, the ADAC has around 723,000 in traffic jams, which are about four percent more than in 2016. Also in the case of the jam kilo meters, there was again an increase: they all added up to a total length of 1.448.000 an increase of five percent. In the cut every day was a sheet metal avalanche of nearly 4,000 kilometers. Reasons for the increase in the further increase in Car-driving performance they grew according to the German Federal Institute for roads (BASt) to 2016 of 1.3 percent as well as the continued brisk construction activity.
As in previous years, North Rhine-Westphalia (35 percent), Bavaria (18%) and Baden-Württemberg (11%) was accounted for by the länder for about two thirds of all traffic jams. The sum of the jam-kilometres rose in North Rhine-Westphalia of 17 percent to approximately 455.000, in Bavaria, a decrease of four percent to approximately 283,000 kilometers was recorded. Measured in terms of the length of the motorway network, the city States Hamburg and Berlin are expected to jam the tip of the tab, the surface States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse manoeuvring, but on the front seats.
Horror Motorway A 3
Of the nationally significant remote car lanes as in previous years, A 3 route, the worst traffic Jam. Here are 208 kilometers of traffic jams per km of motorway were measured. Place the A 5 with 180 kilometers from the A 8 (177 kilometres). By far the most dam-affected section of the A3 from Passau to Linz. This is due to the controls of the border authorities when entering the country from Austria to Germany. While the controls in other Austria transitions-Bavaria border led to traffic jams on Austrian territory, held the controls to the A 3 on German territory and are the cause of the regular backlog. Other Top-jam sections of the A 3, Oberhausen and Cologne, as well as the A 8 Stuttgart Karlsruhe.
Record to a standstill in may
The dam rich day of the year 2017 was Wednesday, the 24. May. On the day before ascension day, the traffic was building up to a total of 10,000 kilometers. The average traffic jam most of the week in 2017, the was Thursday with nearly 5.400 kilometers of traffic jams. Only slightly shorter, the queues on Friday and on Wednesday. Much less traffic jams were recorded on weekends: on Saturday in the middle of 1,650 kilometres and on Sunday, some 1,600 kilometers.
Long traffic jams in the holiday season
The longest traffic jams in June (147.306 kilometers) and September (143.485 kilometers). In the holiday month of August, there were relatively low 110.572 kilometers. The least jams in the months of January, February, and December. Here are many construction sites were terminated or interrupted.
Pent-up demand in the Expansion of
Thus, construction-related congestion can be avoided, should be obtained according to the ADAC, the number of lanes according to ability to maintain. Potential for congestion avoidance also provides the construction period. Many of the congestion-prone Work to rest often for a long time. Nevertheless, the pressure to eliminate bottlenecks in the motorway network is still great. Of the 2,200 km of motorway to be expanded by 2015, urgent, could not previously be realized only slightly more than half.(rh)