Aussie commuting traffic is fastest and safest in Perth and the worst in Sydney, according to a new statistical analysis of 100 major cities in the world.
The 2019 Driving Cities Index, commissioned by European car parts retailer Mister Auto, considers commuting traffic speeds, road condition, congestion, road rage, fatality rates, air pollution and costs such as parking and fuel.
Best commuting traffic
The best city for commuting traffic was Calgary in Canada, a country which had several cities in the top 10.
It was followed by Dubai, Ottawa, Bern and El Paso.
Perth was 13th, Brisbane 66th, Melbourne 83rd and Sydney 86th. Auckland in New Zealand was 49th.
That is despite Melbourne rating much worse than Sydney for fatalities and road rage.
Canberra and Adelaide were not included as the study “focuses on the largest cities in each country”. However Mister Auto will “consider including these cities in expanded future iterations”.
Worst cities were mainly in Asia and Africa led by Mumbai in India followed by Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Kolkata in India and Lagos in Nigeria.