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David Fickling

We’re Running Out of Road

That’s why sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is becoming more of a headache, especially in emerging countries.

Stuck.

Stuck.

Photographer: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

Corrected

Think traffic is bad in New York or London? They ain’t got nothing on Jakarta and Chongqing.

The top of TomTom NV’s ranking of the world’s most congested places is dominated by emerging markets. Among cities in rich countries, only Los Angeles makes it into the top 15, and then only just.