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2018-09-18 10:00

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Do you think your daily trip to work is bad? Spare a thought for motorists in Mexico City who can spend the equivalent of nine days each in traffic a year. 

Earlier in 2018, we reported that Cape Town ranked the worst city for traffic in South Africa; Capetonian road users spend  an average of 42 minuets per day in traffic, which equates to six days a year.

Being bogged down in traffic can have a huge effect on your life not to mention the detrimental effects it has on the overall economy.

Worst cities for motorists?

If you travel through Mexico city, you'll spend 96% more time in traffic during morning peak than you should have and 101% in the evening. 

Worst traffic in the world: info by Tom Tom traffic index

Tomtom suggests 5 things you should consider to reduce your time in traffic:

1. Use real-time traffic and dynamic navigation while driving.

2. Dare to follow a new route suggested by your navigation system.

3. Look at the traffic situation before you depart. 

4. Consider a different departure time to avoid typical peaks.

5. Consider other modes of travel – maybe the fastest way to get to work is by bike, on public transport, or even by foot.


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