Looks like five hour traffic jams may become a regular fixture as figures show that the number of cars owned by British households has increased by five million to 27.8 million in the past decade.
All regions have had an increase in car registration, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. But the North East and East Midlands have had the biggest growth, of up 30 per cent each. In the past two years alone, there has been a 3 per cent increase in distance travelled by car to 5,900 miles per person per year.
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