INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, recently published its all-new Global Traffic Scorecard. Based on a new methodology, INRIX analyzed 1,064 cities – 240 in the U.S. – across 38 countries, making it the largest ever study of traffic congestion. Based on the findings, the U.S. ranked as the first most congested developed country in the world, with drivers spending an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours.
Of the 38 countries covered by the INRIX 2016 Traffic Scorecard, Thailand leads with the highest average hours spent in peak congestion (61 hours), outranking Columbia (47 hours) and Indonesia (47 hours) at second, and Russia (42 hours), the U.S. (42 hours) at fourth and our very own South Africa (38 hours) at seventh.
Here’s the Top 15 Most Congested Countries in the World in 2016:
In terms of South African cities with the worst traffic, the ‘Mother City’ Cape Town and Johannesburg are on top of the list: