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OECD rates Israel’s roads as most congested in developed world

Organization reports Israel’s “green tax” has backfired by prompting Israelis to buy 400,000 new cars in the past 18 months, although the Jewish State’s battle against ‘polluting cars’ saw “tremendous” success.

By Zeev Klein


Israel has the highest road congestion among developed nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a new policy paper last week.

Heavy traffic in the heart of Tel Aviv [Illustrative] – Photo: Ronen Bar-Leb

According to the paper, Israel has the greatest average traffic density among OECD members, with more than 2.7 million vehicle-kilometers driven per kilometer of road. The data used for the paper is from 2014. Continue Reading »