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Published On: Sat, Sep 5th, 2015

Egypt has worst traffic in the world, US comes in at #24, according to report

The north African country topped 58 other nations for the dubious honor of having the worst traffic in the world, according to the recently published Numbeo’s Traffic Index for Country 2015 Mid-Year report.

Traffic in Cairo Public domain image/-Immanuel Giel

Traffic in Cairo
Public domain image/-Immanuel Giel

Following Egypt is South Africa, Thailand, Iran and the Philippines rounding out the top five.

The Traffic Index is a 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.

In Egypt, the average one way time needed to transport is more than 55 minutes, nearly 10 minutes more than the next closest country.

In addition, the horrible traffic in Egypt translates to an increase in CO2 emissions, again leading all countries in the report.

The United States came in at 24th worst traffic, while Austria had the least traffic concerns out of the 59 counties in the report.

Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today and the Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch

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