Only a year earlier, in 2015, Bangkok was the 30th most congested city in the world.
Ralf-Peter Shaefer, the company's vice president, said TomTom's annual report is "designed to help drivers, cities and transport planners to understand traffic congestion and, most importantly, how to reduce it". Other cities in the world's top 10: London, Atlanta, Paris and Miami. Growing economies and surging populations translate into more traffic and commuters. I-95 eastbound ranked as the nation's third-most congested road.
While Johannesburg has always been considered South Africa's most traffic-congested city, the Index shows a marked improvement in the biggest metropolitan municipality's ranking since 2009.
"It could be middle of the day or late at night, but it's just really, really congested", said Cohn.
AA president, Edmund King, has suggested that changes to how people work could be the answer to the growing problem.
An economic analysis was performed to estimate the total cost to the average driver in a city, and a total cost to the city population. They have some of the worst rush hour traffic in the world, according to TomTom.
Woman Saves Policeman From Attacker on the Side of the Road
After the attack, Williams-Tillman said she and Aime hugged each other. "This a true here right here that saved my life", he said. The individual had already wrestled away the officer's baton and hit him in the head when she pounced.
Meanwhile, Inrix says the worse days for traffic past year were Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Dublin is the slowest major city, with commuters averaging 4.7 miles per hour during congest periods, according to the study.
The study authors pointed out that increased traffic and congestion worldwide in 2016 had lowered the quality of life, but said the situation was not likely to improve in the near future.
Istanbul, Turkey, is known for its extreme traffic congestion. In Los Angeles, the average driver saw a loss of $2,408.
A study released Monday by INRIX in its annual global traffic scorecard shows Denver had the 21st-worst traffic in the country a year ago.
According to a study released this week, Thailand had the world's worst traffic past year.