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Worst city for drivers in the world – see where Lagos is ranked

Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos has been named the third worst city for drivers in the world, with 60 percent congestion rate and 10.70 mph average speed. Dusseldorf, Germany was ranked the best city for drivers, with 20 percent congestion, and 21.20 mph average speed, according to Forbes. On the other hand, Kolkata, India was ranked the worst city for drivers with 69% congestion and 11.20 mph average speed. In second place is Karachi, Pakistan with 59 percent congestion, 11.20mph average speed and then Lagos (the only African city that appeared on the list) ranked third.


According to the study, cities with the angriest drivers in the world are Bordeaux, France and Helsinki, Finland, while the calmest can be found in St. Petersburg, Russia and Bogota, Colombia. The comprehensive study conducted by the German auto parts retailer kfzteile24 analysed 100 international cities and concluded its findings after considering the following:

  • An analysis of local congestion levels
  • An average cost of parking and fuel
  • Average roadway speeds
  • Air pollution levels
  • Number of traffic injuries
  • Road quality

Worst City For Drivers

Also considered ­– and what should seem like a no-brainer to international travellers – is the frequency and perception of road rage.

10 best cities in the world for motorists:

  1. Dusseldorf, Germany: 20% congestion, 21.20 mph average speed
  2. Dubai, UAE: 26% congestion, 31.70 mph average speed
  3. Zurich, Switzerland: 31% congestion, 25.50 mph average speed



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