22 Incredible Traffic Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

22 Incredible traffic facts

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1. In Beijing, there was a traffic jam that lasted over 9 days.
2. On August 16th 2013, Google went down for a total of 4 minutes “ In that time global web traffic dropped by 40%.
3. Having Daylight Saving Time all year round could decrease deaths from traffic accidents, saving up to 366 lives.
4. The average U.S. commuter wastes $713 annually on gasoline while sitting in traffic.
5. The average Los Angeles commuter wastes 64 hours and $1, 334 in gas sitting in traffic.
6. The average US driver spends about $713 in wasted gasoline from sitting in traffic.
7. Human trafficking is considered the third largest source of profits for organized crime, behind only drugs and guns.
8. There was once a traffic jam in China that lasted nine days.
9. Nation wide internet speed is slowing down due to the increasing traffic and old infrastructure.
10. Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse drawn carriages a century ago.
11. There was a traffic jam in Beijing that lasted over 9 days
12. Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse drawn carriages did in the 1800s.
13. Widening and building roads actually adds traffic — an increase in roads leads to an increase of cars on those roads.
14. The city with the worst traffic in the U.S. is Honolulu, followed by Los Angeles
15. FreeWavs are earbuds that are wireless, can filter your music so that you can hear oncoming traffic, and keep track of your heart rate.
16. 1 out of every 4 bridges in the U.S. either carries more traffic than originally intended or is in need of repair.
17. Wealthy Russians hire fake ambulances with luxury interiors and refreshments instead of medical equipment to beat city traffic.
18. South African slang for "traffic light" is "robot."
19. In Washington D.C., the average person spends around 67 hours stuck in traffic each year.
20. Tim Allen (voice of Buzz Lightyear) spent two years in prison for trafficking cocaine.
21. In 2007, a group of college students drove the speed limit (55MPH) on I 285 and backed up traffic for miles.
22. Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15.
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