Metro Manila traffic ranks second-worst in the world

Aileen Cerrudo

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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