It will come as no surprise to thousands of Huddersfield drivers every day.

But a new report confirms it - traffic on our main roads is getting slower.

Click above to watch a dashcam video of thr stop-start journey from Huddersfield ring road towards Outlane

Average speeds on main roads across Yorkshire have dropped below 25mph for the first time in five years.

The study shows average traffic speeds in rush hours have dropped each year since 2011.

Traffic on Britain’s roads reached its highest-ever level last year and congestion continued to rise, official figures show.

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Some 317.8 billion miles were travelled across the country in 2015, according to the Department for Transport (DfT), up 2.2% on the previous year.

The figure is 1.1% more than the pre-recession peak in the year ending September 2007.

The growth in deliveries of goods bought online is highlighted by van traffic rising faster than any other type of vehicle, up 6.1% year-on-year to 47.7 billion miles.

Car traffic increased by 1.7% to 248.6 billion miles.

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Separate DfT congestion figures show that average speeds on A roads during the morning peak have fallen each year for the past four years.

Watch the speeded-up drive through Huddersfield's new bus gates route below

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Drivers travelled at an average of 23.4mph in the year ending in December, down from 25.4mph in the 12 months to March 2012.

Steve Gooding, director of motoring research charity the RAC Foundation, said: “The economy is doing well, the population is rising and the number of cars on Britain’s roads has risen to a record 30 million.

“It is van traffic which is growing fastest, reflecting business recovery and probably the growing shift towards online shopping and home delivery.

“There is more of the same on the horizon with the Department for Transport predicting further traffic growth on the motorways of anywhere between 30% and 60% over the next 25 years depending on what happens to fuel prices and Britain plc.”

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Take a look at amazing rush hour in Huddersfield video below

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The news comes just days after Kirklees Council announced plans for major projects on several roads in Huddersfield.

A £150m fund to improve Kirklees’ roads could see an end to traffic jams.

The council secured the money from the £1bn West Yorkshire Transport Fund.

Road schemes that are being considered include the new M62 junction at Bradley Bar, the A641 Bradford Road including a possible Brighouse bypass, the A629 Huddersfield to Halifax route and the A62 Leeds Road from Huddersfield through to Mirfield and Heckmondwike.