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Kyiv ranked 12th among cities with bad traffic jams

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2019, every average Kyiv driver spent 227 hours in traffic jams
19:12, 19 June 2020

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Kyiv is among the top-15 cities worldwide that have high levels of road traffic. This was reported by TomTom, a company engaged in road research.

Kyiv's performance has deteriorated by 7% over the past year. Thus, the level of road congestion reached 53% in 2019. Experts estimate that in peak morning hours, a Kyivan spends an extra 28 minutes due to traffic jams, and in the evening - an extra 31 minutes to get to work or home.

In 2019, every average Kyiv driver spent 227 hours in traffic jams (less than 10 days).

Related: Number of road accidents in Ukraine decrease by 63% during lockdown period

TomTom data showcase that the number of traffic jams in Kyiv has increased after strict quarantine measures were introduced. The first week after the easing of quarantine measures was a record one (May 18-24).

The TomTom traffic index covers 416 cities from 57 countries on 6 continents. The first place was taken by the Indian city of Bengaluru, the last - the American Greensboro Guy Point (North Carolina).

The top ten also includes the capitals of the Philippines, Colombia, Peru, Turkey, India and Russia.

As we reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine reported 3,454 road deaths

Related: New roads to appear in Ukraine soon, - officials

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