The Metro Manila traffic congestion ranks second-worst among the 416 cities in the TomTom Traffic Index 2019.
Based on the report, the congestion level in Metro Manila is at 71% where motorists lose 257 hours, or 10 days and 17 hours per year.
Time lost during rush hour will have an additional 29 minutes per 30-minute trip in the morning and 38 minutes additional per 30-minute trip in the evening.
The congestion level by roads is at 73% on highways and 70% on non-highways.
The highest traffic congestion was recorded on August 16 with a 107% congestion level.
The report also said, “travelling after 7 PM on Friday could save you up to 5 hours per year (for a 30-minute commute).”
The traffic index collected 306,409,293 km of road data in Metro Manila.—AAC
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