Australia’s Worst Communte website lets drivers track time spent in traffic

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DRIVERS can now find out how much time they spend stuck in traffic through a new website .

RAC and the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) launched Australia’s Worst Commute to allow commuters to input their own personal circumstances and find out how much time they spend getting to and from work each year.

RAC general manager corporate affairs Will Golsby said people spend between 10 and 15 days each year commuting.

“Australia’s Worst Commute will help people on some of WA’s most congested roads and those waiting for trains and buses that are late or overcrowded to realise what they could have done with their valuable commute time,” Mr Golsby said.

“Congestion is a problem faced by too many West Australians every day and it’s only set to get worse.

“Congestion can have a huge personal impact, including time getting to and from work, and that time could be better spent with families, at the gym, learning a language or enjoying a hobby.”

He said Perth faced a “congestion crisis” and greater investment in transport projects was needed.

According to Infrastructure Australia statistics, Tonkin Highway was predicted to be one of seven Perth roads in the country’s 10 most congested roads in 15 years time.

Other roads listed in its top 10 included Mitchell Freeway, Graham Farmer Freeway (Orrong Road and Welshpool Road East), Marmion Avenue (West Coast Highway corridor), Wanneroo Road, Leach Highway and Roe Highway.