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The traffic congestion overall in Europe dropped by 18 percent last year compared to 2011, and continues to decline, with an additional 23 percent dip in the first quarter. This is largely attributed to the still-sagging European economy, with the nations that continue to suffer the effects of the European debt crisis, like Portugal, Spain and Italy, are likewise those with the largest drops in traffic congestion. On the other hand, Luxembourg – which enjoys both the highest per capita income and the highest gross domestic product per capita in the world – was the only European country to experience an increase in traffic congestion last year at 29 percent.
EU cities where commuters are waisting the most time with their hands on the wheel, staring the bumpers of the cars ahead of them:
Most congested Countries, hours wasted in congestion in 2012 (compared to 2011):
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