This is while many people are still working from home. The reason traffic is back “in full force,” according to the ANWB, is due to fleet growth. Compared to 2019, there are another 470 thousand cars in our country.
Something that “literally and figuratively leaves its mark on the road,” says ANWB’s Arnaud Bruges. Accordingly CBS There are more than 8.9 million passenger cars in the Netherlands. “Add to that freight traffic, and that obviously has flow consequences. Especially if we go on the road at the same time.”
In North Holland, traffic jams have grown by 20 percent in the past three months compared to 2019. South Holland and North Brabant remain the busiest provinces. Bad weather didn’t help. For example, snowfall and rain on both March 7 and 14 resulted in a total traffic jam of more than a thousand kilometers.
Tuesday and Thursday remain the busiest days. On Monday and Friday mornings, it was a little quieter than before. Although, according to Broekhuis, there is no indication that it will become less crowded on the road. “Even during the day, you actually sometimes join the queue.”
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