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PH traffic ranks 9th worst in the world—study

/ 03:43 PM January 20, 2015
EDSA. File photo

EDSA. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranked ninth in having a deplorable traffic situation in the world, a recent study by a Serbia-based research firm revealed.

Numbeo collated data on the traffic situation of 88 countries for its 2015 Traffic Index, showing that the Philippines obtained a “traffic index” of 202.31.

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The Philippines also ranked fourth in having the worst traffic situation in Asia, trailing after Bangladesh, Jordan and Iran.

Other countries on the top 10 worst traffic situation list are Kenya, Egypt, Bolivia, Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand.

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According to Numbeo, traffic index refers to the “composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.”

Filipino motorists spend an average of 45.50 minutes on the road for a one-way travel.

The research firm also quantified the dissatisfaction felt by motorists and commuters as revealed on the “Time Experience Index” where the Philippines registered a 3,724.39 dissatisfaction rate.

Kenya had the worst traffic situation in the world with a traffic index of 317.24 and motorists there spending 65.20 minutes on the road to get to their destination. Meanwhile, Turkmenistan had the lowest traffic index, indicating that it had the most efficient traffic situation among the 88 countries involved in the study. Turkmen only have to spend 11.75 minutes for a one-way travel.

The data and information available on the Numbeo’s website are crowdsourced.

Numbeo’s founder Mladen Adamovic said that data and information presented on his firm’s website are not being influenced by any government.

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