As car ownership increases around the world, so does global traffic congestion. What are the social and economic impacts of congestion, and what action can be taken to lessen the problem?
- 50 million new cars are produced annually to meet growing demand.
- Increasing traffic congestion creates noise and air pollution, leading to smog build-up in cities and increasing respiratory health problems.
- The cost of building new roads and maintaining overused roads is mounting.
- Congestion solutions, such as improved public transport links and charges for road use, are being developed across the globe.
It is early morning and war is about to begin.
Cars are approaching the battleground.
Horns bellow and tempers flare.
Congestion has begun.
Increasing Car Use
The race for car ownership is fuelling a global increase in traffic congestion.
50 millions new cars produced annually
The use of cars for short, unnecessary journeys also adds to …
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