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US: traffic death level reaches record low

US: traffic death level reaches record low

According to the US Department of Transportation, in 2013, on America’s motorways 32,719 people died in traffic accidents, but the figure is lower by more than 3% from the data recorded in 2012 and leads to an overall drop of 25% across the span of a decade. The latest figures […]

US: Thanksgiving traffic could increase massively

US: Thanksgiving traffic could increase massively

This holiday season industry observers predict Americans will travel even more by car, skipping other traditional means of travel – trains and planes. The reason – cheap gasoline. This holiday season the drivers that need or want to travel by car will be sharing the highways with many others as […]

US: car gridlocks bring losses worth $124 billion annually

US: car gridlocks bring losses worth $124 billion annually

A study conducted by Seattle-based INRIX and the Centre for Economics and Business Research has shown that direct and indirect losses caused by traffic congestion cost American drivers a whopping $124 billion. What’s more alarming is that because of numerous factors, such as the population rise, GDP increase, decline in […]

Hell in a car – the worst cities for driving

Hell in a car – the worst cities for driving

Owning a car, besides the added comfort and other beneficial factors, can often become a gruesome experience. Of the many examples we could give, here’s one – there are cities where commuting on a daily basis would make you go berserk. The well-known Amsterdam-based navigation and traffic services provider TomTom […]

City of Shanghai studying traffic congestion charge

City of Shanghai studying traffic congestion charge

As part of an extensive strategy to adress pollution, Shanghai, which inaugurated a free trade zone last month and wants to become a global financial center, is now also studying whether tointroduce a traffic congestion levy. Gao Yiyi, an official with the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority, said during […]

Americans Wasted 5.5 Billion Hours in Traffic in 2011

Americans Wasted 5.5 Billion Hours in Traffic in 2011

According to the 2012 Urban Mobility Report Americans lost around 5.5 billion hours in traffic in 2011. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2012 Annual Urban Mobility Report, Americans lost 5.5 billion hours in traffic in 2011 estimated at around $121 billion, which translates in about $818 per person. […]