Traffic jams around the world that make Malaysia’s bumper to bumper seem like child’s play

 

Scream, curse, blast the music in anger and don’t forget to pull your hair and clench your fists. Oh yeah. Traffic jams. Whose blood doesn’t boil at the mere thought of it? It’s the first thing we think about in the morning before getting into work and the last thing we think about when going home – open waze, check if got jam, groan in agony when that despised red line sears itself into your retina.

 Feeling stressed just looking at this. Photo Source:   dailymail

Feeling stressed just looking at this.
Photo Source: dailymail

Okay, okay. Here’s something that might give you some perspective; traffic jams in other parts in the world are much worse than the one’s here! No, really! Just read on ahead and hopefully it’ll help you keep your calm the next time you’re forced to play the #mannequinchallenge on the road, in your car.

Chicago, Illinois

Where exactly? Lake Shore Drive.
How long did the jam last? 12 hours. Yeah. Half a day. Stuck in your car, listening to reruns on the radio, grinding your teeth.

 Who knew mat sallehs across the world are also having our problems? Photo Source:   weknowmemes

Who knew mat sallehs across the world are also having our problems?
Photo Source: weknowmemes

Housten, Texas

Where exactly? Interstate 45.
How long did the jam last for? 48 hours. This one was to evacuate the area during Hurricane Rita. Can you imagine moving at snail’s speed and knowing that behind you is an angry, wind monster? Now I’m grateful for our 3 hour long jams with beautiful sunny weather!

 I’d choose a sheep-jam over a hurricane evacuation jam ANY DAY. Photo Source:   memeguy

I’d choose a sheep-jam over a hurricane evacuation jam ANY DAY.
Photo Source: memeguy

Los Angeles, America

Where exactly? The 405.
How long was the jam? Couldn’t find specifics but here’s something to give you an idea: millions were travelling home for Thanksgiving. So imagine Raya or CNY but times a million or two. Or more.

 They call it the 405 because it takes 4 o’ 5 hours to get anywhere. *ba dum tsss* Photo Source:   thenewswheel

They call it the 405 because it takes 4 o’ 5 hours to get anywhere. *ba dum tsss*
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Beijing, China

Where exactly? The Beijing-Tibet expressways
How long did the jam last? 12 days. Nope, you read that right. TWELVE DAYS. That’s an epic (and depressing) 288 hours. Honestly, this one is just surreal but trust me, it happened.

 On time? You’ll never get to work. You won’t even make it to your kid’s birthday. Or Christmas. Photo Source:   Pinterest

On time? You’ll never get to work. You won’t even make it to your kid’s birthday. Or Christmas.
Photo Source: Pinterest

The next time waze shows me a 23 minute delay, I’m going to smile and thank the red, yellow and green Gods of Traffic.

 
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