Traffic levels in Sussex have risen dramatically over the past decade, according to figures revealed today by local MP and Lib Dem Transport Spokesman, Norman Baker.
Since 1997 traffic levels on Sussex roads have risen by 12%, the same figure as the average rise across England, despite much greater increases in many parts of the country.
The largest increase has been in Northamptonshire, where traffic levels have risen by a fifth, with other dramatic increases in North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Durham and Northumberland.
Commenting, Norman Baker said:
"This considerable increase in road traffic levels in Sussex and the country more widely provide black and white proof of the Government's decade of failed transport policies.
"They say they are serious about tackling climate change, but everywhere except London traffic levels keep on rising with congestion accordingly becoming more and more of a problem.
"Perhaps this is no surprise given that the cost of motoring has continued to go down under this Government while the cost of public transport has rocketed."
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