The traffic jam situation on Germany’s highways worsened further in 2016. The main causes for this were the numerous construction sites and bottlenecks. This was the finding of the ADAC’s Traffic Jam Report for 2016. In comparison to 2015, the number of jams as well as the jam hours and kilometers measured increased by a full 20 percent.
- Number of jams: 694,000, of which 349,000 were on highways
- Number of jam kilometers: 1,378,000 (856,250 mi), of which 806,000 (500,825 mi) were on highways
- Number of jam hours: 418,757
- German states with the most jam kilometers:
- North Rhine-Westphalia (28 percent, 388,382 km [241,329. mi])
- Bavaria (21 percent, 293,718 km [182,508 mi])
- Baden-Württemberg (13 percent, 181,791 km [112,960 mi]).
- Highways with the most jams:
- A3 (Oberhausen – Cologne/Frankfurt – Würzburg)
- A8 (Stuttgart – Karlsruhe)
- A1 (Cologne – Euskirchen)
- Months with the most jams (ranked by frequency):
- Weekdays with the most jams: Friday (average: about 5,000 km [3,106.9 mi])
- Day with the most jams: September 30, 2016 (about 11,200 km [6,959.4 mi])
Source: ADAC e.V.