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Kuwait City ranks 6th in Arab world for traffic congestion

Dubai ranked first among Arab cities in terms of traffic jams, followed closely by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.

  • New York City was named the most crowded urban area in the world for the second year in a row, costing the city $9.1 billion in wasted time.

  • Traffic congestion cost the US over $70.4 billion in 2023, a 15% rise year over year, with each vehicle driver losing an average of 42 hours due to traffic congestion.

Kuwait City ranked sixth in the Arab world and 550th globally in terms of traffic congestion, according to the “Global Traffic Scorecard for 2023” report by the traffic data analysis company INRIX, as reported by Al Qabas newspaper.

Dubai ranked first among Arab cities in terms of traffic congestion, followed closely by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. New York City was named the most crowded urban area in the world for the second year in a row, costing the city $9.1 billion in wasted time. Mexico City came in second place on the list, followed by London, Paris, and Chicago.

The list of the most traffic-congested cities in the world included other American cities, such as Los Angeles and Boston, according to the report.

Traffic congestion occurs when the demand for transportation exceeds the available road space. As vehicle traffic increases, drivers, freight carriers, and bus passengers lose time and spend fuel unproductively. This wasted time has a value that the report analyzed.

Overall, the report indicated that traffic congestion cost the United States more than $70.4 billion in 2023, a 15% increase year over year, with each vehicle driver losing an average of 42 hours due to traffic congestion.

London’s roads remained the busiest in Europe for the third year in a row, with drivers in the British capital spending an average of 99 hours stuck in traffic in 2023.





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