According to the newly published findings the United Kingdom is the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe and drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in rush-hour gridlock.

Separate research by traffic information firm Inrix published on Monday found the direct and indirect costs of congestion in the United Kingdom reached £31bn previous year, an average of £968 per driver.

Researchers measure that an extra 192 hours of travel time per year is added to the average persons drive time due to congestion in the city.

INRIX noted that Moscow, Russia has the world's second worst traffic congestion, with commuters in that city spending an average of 91 hours sitting in gridlocked vehicles.

The direct and indirect costs of traffic jams cost London drivers £6.2bn previous year, that's £1,911 each.

INRIX analyzed 1,064 cities across 38 countries and found that America is the most congested developed nation.

The INRIX study, said to be the largest ever of its kind, reports Detroit drivers on average spent 33 hours in traffic in 2016.

When getting in and out of London at peak hours, drivers achieved an average congested speed of 14.6 mph and spent 15% of their time in congestion.

During the day, traffic corridors leading into the city calm down more than roads within the city limits. Only 1 percent of driving time was spent driving in congestion on roads into and out of the city at night.

I-90/I-94 northbound in Chicago from Exit 53A (I-55) to Exit 34B (I-90/I-94) was second with 85 total hours of delay with the morning as the worst peak period. NY drivers suffered even more at $2,500. If you look at the figures during all congested periods, things were slightly better, with a speed of 4.7 miles per hour (7.5 km/h).

Seattle's traffic ranked the tenth worst in the USA based on time stuck in traffic. The same can be stated about Oaxaca, Mexico, where the slowest traffic recorded across all congested periods drove at 3.6 miles per hour (5.9 km/h).

While demonstrating similar average congestion rate at 89 and 83 peak hours spent in traffic as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco revealed strikingly varying traffic patterns.