From commute times and stress levels to price of gas and anger outrages, here are the world's worst cities for driving
So, your commute is pretty bad, huh? It takes you three minutes to get out of your office parking lot, eight minutes to reach the highway and another 45 to snake along to your exit. As you sit and listen to another damned FM play of the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," it dawns on you: it gets no worse than this.
Of course, such exaggeration is a business Canadians excel in. Almost always, traffic-jammed commutes are rough, yes, but they often pale in comparison to the workaday travels of bigger, more gruelling cities. To set the record straight, IBM recently issued its annual Computer Pain Survey, which uses a variety of measures* to determine the world's most maddening commutes. Click through to find the world's 20 worst cities to drive, and take a guess at which Canadian towns make the cut.
*Consumer Pain score accounts for ten issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic.