2nd Mar 2018 4 mins How Much Does Traffic Cost? Traffic jams are the scourge of drivers everywhere. Indeed there is seemingly no escape from congestion nor the retrieval of hours frittered away to queues and tailbacks. But can our frustration be monetised? How much are standstills truly costing the British taxpayer? Fortunes, it transpires. Indeed research conducted by data analysts INRIX show that the UK lost a staggering £37.7 billion to traffic jams last year.