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In Hesse, Germany, during the first months of this year there were significantly fewer traffic jams. This is due to the solutions implemented by the local minister of transport.

Traffic congestion in Germany, Europe’s largest transit country, is a real headache for the drivers. The good news is that the German authorities are trying to solve the problem and the first effects of their actions are already visible.

Between January and March this year, traffic on Hessian highways was much smoother than in the same period of 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, drivers spent a total of 1 thousand hours less in traffic jams than a year ago – reported German media. The Minister for Transport in Hesse, Tarek Al-Wazir informs that the ministry is making every effort to reduce congestion.

An innovative way to reduce traffic congestion

Reducing traffic jams by 20 percent compared to last year shows that we’re on the right track” – said Al-Wazir.

How did the state authorities achieve this? Above all, thanks to the proper management of roadworks, faster clean up of debris after an accident and temporary provision of roadsides for vehicle traffic.

The head of the Hessian Ministry of Transport is already announcing further activities, including on the A3 and A5 motorways, where traffic control systems with integrated roadside sharing function will be installed.

Let’s hope that the other states will follow the example from Hesse and the German roads will not be associated with endless traffic jams.

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