Dubai has been named the second best city in the world for driving

By Lauren Fletcher

Dubai scored highest on road quality, low petrol prices, and low annual road tax by affordability…

Dubai has been named as the second-best city in the world for driving, according to a recent survey.

The 2019 Cities Index study was conducted by Mister Auto on 100 countries across the globe on their overall quality of driving. Factors taken into account were infrastructure (things like congestion, air and road quality), safety (road rage) and cost of driving (petrol and annual road tax).

Dubai scored a commendable 97.87 out of a total of 100, scoring highest on road quality, low petrol prices and low annual road tax by affordability, coming only second to Calgary, Canada who scored 100 overall.

Other areas Dubai scored particularly well in were road rage – where the lower the score on the survey grid means the fewer the incidents reported, as well as overall city speed and cost of parking by affordability.

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Top 10 cities for driving:

1. Calgary, Canada

2. Dubai, UAE

3. Ottawa, Canada

4. Bern, Switzerland

5. El Paso, USA

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Gothenburg, Sweden

8. Dusseldorf, Germany

9. Basel, Switzerland

10. Dortmund, Germany

Worst 10 cities for driving:

1. Mumbai, India

2. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

3. Kolkata, India

4. Lagos, Nigeria,

5. Karachi, Pakistan

6. Bogota, Columbia

7. San Paolo, Brazil

8. Mexico City, Mexico

9. Rio de Janeiro

10. Moscow, Russia

Road Rage:

In the 100-country survey, when it came to road rage incidents, Osaka, Japan was named as the best (with the least incidents), followed by Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai in fourth place.

Ulaanbaatar topped the list of the countries named worst for road rage, with Moscow, Russia in second place, Karachi, Pakistan in third place and Kolkata, India in fourth.

You can check out the full survey results here: mister-auto.co.uk/driving-cities-index

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