World's Worst Traffic Award.

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World's Worst Traffic Award.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:13 pm

The award for the country with the worst traffic in the world goes to Thailand

According to a study released this week, Thailand had the world’s worst traffic last year.

The research, by American company INRIX, ranked countries and cities based on how many hours an average citizen spent sitting in traffic in 2016.

The list of countries that rated as the most congested ranked Thailand at the top. Thais spent an average of 64 hours stuck in traffic last year. It’s much higher than the next entries on the list, which are: Colombia and Indonesia (47 hours spent in traffic), Russia and the U.S. (42 hours spent in traffic), Venezuela (39 hours spent in traffic), South Africa (38 hours spent in traffic), Brazil (37 hours spent in traffic), Puerto Rico (37 hours spent in traffic) and Turkey (34 hours spent in traffic).

The Global Traffic Scorecard 2016 collected data from 300 million sources and tested 1,064 cities as well as 38 countries.

Of course, Bangkok is the most congested city in Thailand. The study noted that, out of 64 hours spent in traffic last year, almost a quarter of that waiting time was during rush hour in the Asian city of angels.

As far as the global ranking of cities, Bangkok was rated as the 12th most congested in the world, while L.A. took home the winning number one spot.
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Re: World's Worst Traffic Award.

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 pm

the main reason i avoid bangkok like the plague, taxi straight to Pattaya the past few times ive flown in fuck that
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Re: World's Worst Traffic Award.

Postby Barang_doa_slae » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:10 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 pm
the main reason i avoid bangkok like the plague, taxi straight to Pattaya the past few times ive flown in fuck that
It's pretty easy to beat BGK traffic.
Avoid flying in on (black) Mondays and Fridays, favor arrivals during WE except end afternoons.
Same once you are already in, you just need to go from A to B after 10am and avoid being on the roads at end afternoons rush hours.

I drive a lot in BGK and usually manage that pretty well.
The worst I have seen was on the eve of Songkran as I was driving to Pattaya. The other side of the highway was packed from way further than Sovanabhumi apparently to the same extend on the northern side of the city.
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Re: World's Worst Traffic Award.

Postby bolueeleh » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:08 am

use the trains, geez. at least BKK hv trains
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Re: World's Worst Traffic Award.

Postby obelisks » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:47 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 pm
the main reason i avoid bangkok like the plague, taxi straight to Pattaya the past few times ive flown in fuck that
Pattaya wasn't much of a sanctuary either last night when it took the airport bus an additional one hour to go just from the end of the freeway to Jomtien because all the traffic was reduced to ONE lane because of works being carried out on the underpass.

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