Let’s face it, everyone thinks their town has the worst traffic (and drivers) in the Universe. When you’re stuck smack dab in the middle of a morning commute, it’s easy to look around you in disgust and think that no one else in the world could possibly have it as bad as you. The fact is, if you live in the United States, you’ve got things pretty good (with one notable exception). Don’t take our word for it. Every year, GPS company TomTom produces an exhaustive report of the world’s most congested traffic cities, places were the travel time can be more than fifty percent longer than necessary based purely on the number of drivers crammed into the roads. The next time you’re stuck in traffic, just try to remember that at the very least, you’re not in one of the towns on this list.
Taiwan’s Kaohsiung is murder on its citizens. Traffic in the city averages an extra 36 extra minutes of travel time a day. On Friday evenings, in particular, drivers can expect to spend an extra 70 percent travel time in the car.