Do you feel like you’ve been spending more and more time stuck in the daily traffic jam? Well, you’re not alone.
In an online survey conducted by global car maker, Ford Motor Company, 55% of Malaysian commuters agreed that they have been spending more time in traffic gridlock compared to a year ago.
However, 17% noted a decline and the rest said that it was about the same.
Not only that, more than one in five concurred that their commute in the rush hour was the worst part of their day. Amidst rising fuel, tolls, and public transportation prices, 75% of Malaysian commuters also reported an increase in the cost of their daily travels.
1,050 Malaysian respondents were interviewed, with 37% of commuters stating that their daily commute was getting worse. However, not all commuters felt that way, as 30% said that their commute was getting better and 33% did not notice a change for the better or worse.
On a more positive note, Vietnamese commuters were the most likely to say that their commute had improved over the last year, followed by commuters in India and Indonesia.
Some 12,619 consumers joined the survey, which spanned across 12 markets, namely Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The survey, which was concluded in January, was conducted by GlobalWebIndex in the Asia Pacific region, on behalf of Ford Motor Company as part of their promotions for their SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system.
Do you agree with the findings of the survey? Are you satisfied with the traffic conditions in Malaysia, or like the majority of respondents, unhappy with the long hours spent in traffic jams? Tell us what you think by leaving your thoughts in the comments box below!