Philippine traffic 9th worst in the world
Camille Diola (The Philippine Star) - January 20, 2015 - 12:38pm

MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippines is fourth among Asian countries and placed ninth in the world in terms of negative traffic situation, a recent report showed.

Numbeo, which compares traffic data from 88 countries, released 2015 statistics on average commuting time, commuting dissatisfaction, traffic inefficiencies and carbon dioxide emissions in commuting.

The Philippines' has 202.31 points in the traffic index, ranking it just above neighboring Thailand with 200.79 points out of the perfect score of 1. Bangladesh, meanwhile, has the worst traffic in Asia with a score of 280.43.

Average one-way commuting and traveling time in the Philippines reaches 45.50 minutes before workers reach their destination, the Numbeo data indicate.

The long commute in the Philippines also spurs a dissatisfaction rate of 3,724.39 on the index, which assumes that discontent increases exponentially with each minute after one-way commute time is longer than 25 minutes.

The index also indicates the country's traffic inefficiencies at 217.82 assuming driving and commute times vis-a-vis economies of scale.

Kenya topped the index with a score of 317.24 as worst in the world, while Turkmenistan received a score of 45.49 for having the most efficient traffic management.

Research firm Numbeo was launched as a website in April 2009 by Serbian software engineer and mathematician Mladen Adamovic.

"The research and available data at Numbeo.com are not influenced by any governmental organization," Adamovic writes on the site.

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