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São Paulo Had the Worst Traffic Jam in History

11/15/2013 - 11h37

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FROM SÃO PAULO

The city of São Paulo reported early evening on Thursday (14), the day before the holiday weekend, celebrating the Proclamation of Republic, the largest traffic congestion in history.

According to data from the monitoring traffic system CET (Traffic Engineering Company), the city has 309 km of traffic lanes at 6:10 p.m., which corresponds to 35.9% of the 868 km monitored roads. The average time is 17.3%.

The record had previously been registered on 26 July this year at 7:30 p.m., when the city recorded a 300 km traffic jam.

Translated by SIMONE PALMA