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16:36  19 april  2017
16:36  19 april  2017 Source:   Auto Express

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THE M4 has been ranked the second slowest motorway in the UK according to new figures. The worst offender was the M25 which had an average speed of 25.05mph meaning it would take a vehicle nearly five hours to travel just 117 miles, which is the equivalent flight time of a plane travelling from

The M25 has the slowest average speed of any UK motorway , according to an in-depth analysis of British traffic. But the third slowest is the M606, which boasts a positively meteoric 41.7mph.

M25 UK's slowest motorway © Auto Express M25 UK's slowest motorway

The UK’s slowest motorway has been officially named, with the M25 circling London clocking a miserable average speed of just 25.05 miles per hour last year.

The M4 between London and South Wales was found to be the second slowest stretch of motorway in the UK with drivers reaching just 30.46 mph on average, according to the figures by vehicle tracking company Satrak. Analysing data from 527,000 cars for over a year, the firm also found that the average speed on the 10 slowest motorways in the UK was a measly 41.17mph. 

While London and its surrounding boroughs are the usual suspects for congestion, three of the top five most congested motorways were located further north. Drivers on the M606 in West Yorkshire averaged just 40.68mph over the year, while those driving near Leeds on the M621 reached just 42.32mph on average.

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A vehicle tracking company has found the slowest motorway in the UK is the M606 in West Yorkshire – where drivers manage an average speed Behind the M606, the M32 motorway in Bristol – which is set to have a 40mph speed limit introduced along a section of it next year – averaged just 26.15mph.

Will it help clear the UK ' s congested motorways , or turn us into a nation of Sunday drivers? In the UK too many people hog the outside and middle lanes, leaving the slow lane empty which is stupid; drivers don't want to get blocked in.

Further up, the M73 between Glasgow and North Lanarkshire was found to be the slowest motorway in Scotland, and the fifth slowest in the UK, with an average speed of 43.71mph.

Surprisingly, the report also concluded that Cambridge, not London, has the slowest city traffic in the UK with drivers in the old university city reaching an average speed of just 13.73mph.

In fact, the capital was ranked third in the UK, behind Hereford (14.09mph). Drivers in London were found to reach an average speed of 14.59mph. None of the top 10 slowest cities had average speeds exceeding 20mph. Oxford was the 10th slowest city in the UK with an average speed of 16.49mph.

Dan Walton, managing director at Satrak Vehicle Tracking, said: “It’s little surprise to find that the M25 is in fact the slowest motorway. We undertake work throughout the country and usually find the M25 to be the most cumbersome, and our data provides evidence for that. I’ve heard of tailbacks stretching 12 miles in my time there so it’s of little surprise to me.”

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“It’ s little surprise to find that the M25 is in fact the slowest motorway . Oxford was ranked the tenth slowest city in the UK where the average speed is just 16.49mph whereas the fastest average speeds in cities were found to be in Carlisle (44.7mph), Preston (39.8mph), and Winchester (39mph).

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