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Kfzteile24, an online car parts retailer in Germany, commissioned this extensive study into the quality of driving internationally.

To conduct the research, several criteria were examined, including:

  1. Average vehicle age
  2. Congestion levels
  3. Public transport options
  4. Average cost of parking
  5. Cost of fuel
  6. Average speeds
  7. Levels of air pollution
  8. Accidents and fatalities
  9. Road quality
  10. Frequency/perception of road rage

They studied the top 500 cities with the highest number of registered vehicles and available traffic data to determine the final list of 100 cities with 1 being the best and 100 being the worst.

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Rank City Congestion Level Parking (USD/hr) Parking  (Dhs/hr) Road Traffic Injuries Road Quality Road Rage
1 Dusseldorf 0.2 1.74 6.39 7.03 9.23 8.96
2 Dubai 0.26 4.54 16.66 9.13 8.24 8.65
3 Zurich 0.31 3.65 13.40 8.78 9.8 9.86
4 Tokyo 0.26 4.18 15.34 6.94 8.83 8.45
5 Basel 0.27 2.55 9.36 10 9.8 9.91
6 Singapore 0.38 1.39 5.10 8.69 10 8.25
7 Dortmund 0.23 1.74 6.39 7.03 9.23 9.01
8 Vienna 0.31 3.94 14.46 5.81 9.6 9.87
9 Munich 0.3 2.09 7.67 7.03 9.23 7.28
10 Calgary 0.2 10.96 40.22 5.19 8.83 7.19

Dubai ranks best on road quality and ranks lower than other countries in the top ten in pollution scores. However, in overall figures, Dubai has been ranked the second safest city to drive in. 


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Kolkata in India was ranked as the worst city to drive in with congestion levels at 69 per cent. 

The 20 worst cities for driving include rapidly developing but lower income cities in India, South America, Eastern Europe, South-East Asia and Africa. A lack of good public transport alternatives and poor road quality are the two major factors contributing to bad driving experiences in these locations. While many cities in the US are revealed as some of the best for driving, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City are among the worst in the study.