05 Sep '11, 12pm

Hate your commute? Then pity workers in Beijing, Mexico City

Hate your commute? Then pity workers in Beijing, Mexico City

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - If you think your drive to work is bad then spare a thought for commuters in the cities of Beijing, Mexico City and Johannesburg which have come top in a global poll of the worst driving commutes in the world. An IBM Commuter Pain Study of 8,192 motorists in 20 cities, released Wednesday, found most commuters - 67 percent - said traffic has got worse in the past three years and it is making them sick and affecting how they do their job. The survey found 65 percent of people driving to work every day say the journey makes them stressed, angry and reduces their sleep and family time while 29 percent said traffic was adversely impacting their performance at work or school. Some cities came out worse than others with 22 percent of commuters in Mexico City taking more than an hour a day for a typical one-way trip to work compared to only two percent of commu...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story2010070...

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