Rush-hour speeds set to fall to 16mph
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• Rush-hour driving is soon to become an even more frustrating experience for hauliers. Due to increasing traffic congestion rush-hour average speeds on motorways in the UK are set to fall to just 16mph by 2005.
The prediction is made by Trafficmaster, which calculates that between July and September 1997 more than 38 million man hours were lost on British motorways, which is costing British business 1:1.8bn. Trafficmaster has teamed up with Cellnet to reduce this congestion.
A new service has been launched where up-to-theminute vehicle traffic reports can be transferred directly to a mobile phone over the Cellnet digital network.
Information transmitted includes length of tailbacks and expected delay times.