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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) If you think your drive to work is bad then spare a thought for commuters in the cities of Beijing, canada goose uk black friday Mexico City and Johannesburg which have come top in a topparka global poll canada goose of the worst driving commutes in the world.

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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 buy canada goose jacket makes them stressed, uk canada goose outlet angry and reduces canada goose store their sleep and family time while Canada Goose Parka 29 percent said traffic was adversely impacting their performance at Canada Goose Jackets work or school.

Some cities came out worse than others with cheap canada goose uk 22 percent of commuters in Mexico City taking more than canada goose coats on sale an hour a day for a typical one way trip to work compared to only two percent of commuters in New York or Madrid taking that long.

like Beijing and Mexico City have very long commutes and the uncertainty of the commute is high as one day it can take 45 canada goose coats minutes and the next day two hours, IBM Global Lead for Intelligent Transportation Naveen Lamba told Reuters.

means a lot of time stuck in traffic and on occasions people just give up and go back home. and it is not just the individuals affected but there is a cost for businesses and for the cities themselves. You have a cascading canada goose uk outlet affect.

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we focused on the United States, the cities you expect like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago came up as some of the worst commutes as these are cities where congestion is bad and commutes are long but in a global context canada goose factory sale they looked very efficient in uk canada goose terms of transportation, he said.

cities are growing so fast that you are seeing congestion building up very quickly as opposed to large cities in developed cheap Canada Goose countries where canada goose congestion has taken decades to build up, giving officials canada goose black friday sale more time to address the problem.

For example the number of new cars registered in Beijing in the first four months of 2010 rose 23.8 percent to 248,000, according to the Beijing municipal taxation office.

He said although Beijing topped the list, most commuters in the Chinese capital said the situation was improving after rapid growth in the city caused enormous congestion.

fact Beijing had Canada Goose online the canada goose clearance sale highest number of people who said the situation had got better in the past three years (48 percent), said Lamba.

has invested in adding to its transport Canada Goose Outlet infrastructure and subway system so we can see why travelers feel it is getting better.

The survey found the top frustrations among buy canada goose jacket cheap commuters were stop start traffic, which bugged 42 percent of people, and rude drivers, who irritated 32 percent of commuters.

But despite the frustrations and the economic downturn, few commuters had changed the way they go to work with 84 percent saying the canadian goose jacket financial crisis had not stopped them driving to work.

though commuters say the traffic is getting worse, for some reason people seem fond of their cars, said Lamba who hoped the information from the survey could be used by transport officials to better understand and manage traffic flow.