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TomTom HD Traffic Reveals Extent Of Snow Chaos

Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 2 Dec 2010

pocketgpsworld.comTomTom's HD Traffic Centre recorded nearly 2000 separate traffic incidents on Wednesday evening totalling 1933 miles of delays across the UK.

The worst single jam was 43 miles long on the M1 and the longest was on the M25 with delays of 23 hours over the whole of the M25 and one single incident alone causing 5 hours of delays.

The HD Traffic Centre has also been analysing data on previous christmas traffic patterns and has forecast London's Westfield Shopping Centre as a potential hotspot on 4th December and possibly the most congested shopping centre in Europe.

Typically, the Germans and Dutch are the most efficient with shopping traffic peaks in the first weekend of December whereas the Belgians and Brits are a little less organised and the French come in last and leave it all to the last minute.

Posted by NickG on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:01 pm Reply with quote

Better pic than Darren's teeny tiny thumbnail image Smile

Twitter: @nickg_uk

Posted by Darren on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:06 pm Reply with quote

Well if it's size that counts, this one from the BBC News site is even better Wink

Darren Griffin - Editor

Posted by mjdj1689 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:51 pm Reply with quote

On the 1000 how far does Hd Traffic show ahead traffic problems ? as I wanted to go to Chesterfield tue night , and I was in Crewe and it did not shOw any traffic problems ahaed ? It seems to be a lot less than say the old tmc traffic or traffic on my 950 ?

Posted by Darren on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:54 pm Reply with quote

If you browse the map it should show traffic issues at any location. But when planning a route that it only takes into account traffic near your starting point on the basis that issues 50miles along the route may have cleared or changed before you get close enough for them to be taken into account.

Darren Griffin - Editor

Posted by Guivre46 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:28 pm Reply with quote

TT should consider increasing the lead-in distance for Winter months, school Summer holidays, and Bank Holidays. I'm sure they will be straight back to me.

Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
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