10 cities with the world's worst traffic conditions
April 4, 2017 12:05 AM NPT
Despite differences in individual politics and any number of other preferences, one thing many people agree on is how much they loathe getting stuck in traffic. Those that do share the sentiment with Elon Musk, whose desire to find a better mode of public transport lead to the birth of Hyperloop. Although, another solution may just be to wait thirty years for autonomous vehicles to take the main stage.
Estimates say Americans spent a collective 6.9 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2014. Which rounds to 42 hours per average citizen, per year, spent in traffic—that’s almost two days of sitting in your vehicle. Moreover, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were over 6 million traffic accidents in 2015. To make matters worse, the number of accidents per year has only been going up, with a 5 percent increase since 2006. The cost for traffic-related incidents runs up to $2200 billion per year in developed countries worldwide.