Waze: Cebu is worst place in the world for drivers

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(Cebu City file photo) Cebu snatches the top spot from Metro Manila as the worst metro area to drive in.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Cebuanos and tourists are witness to Cebu's increasing traffic. GPS-based traffic app Waze named Cebu as the world's worst urban area to drive in.

Scores ranging from 10 (satisfying) to 1 (miserable) were assigned after examining millions of active Waze users in 38 countries and 235 metro areas.

The answers were then evaluated for the second annual Global Driver Satisfaction Index posted on Waze's website Tuesday (September 13). It took into account six qualitative and quantitative factors to give a glimpse of what its like to drive in other countries and cities.

The Waze Global Driver Satisfaction Index were:

  1. Traffic level by frequency and severity of traffic jams
  2. Road quality and infrastructure
  3. Driver safety based on accidents, road hazards, and weather
  4. Driver services like access to gas stations and easy parking
  5. Socio-economic, including access to cars and gas prices
  6. "Wazeyness," the level of helpfulness and happiness within the Waze community

Worst urban area to be a driver

Metro Cebu, Philippines is the worst metro area to drive in, said the Waze study. It received a 1.15 rating. Cebu was not included in Waze's study last 2015.

Drivers in Metro Manila can find a little relief knowing that it is now just on the 16th spot of worst city to drive in. In 2015 it was ranked the least satisfying place to drive in.

In terms of the length of traffic jams and commute to and from work, the situation is a little better in Cebu than in Metro Manila. Out of the possible 10 rating being the highest, Metro Manila got a 0.33 rating, while Cebu received 0.58.

For the second year in a row, the Philippines was ranked the worst in the socio-economic index with a score of 0. This accounts for prices of gas and ratio of cars to the population.

The driving situation in the entire Philippines degraded, as the country is now the second worst country to drive in. The top spot went to El Salvador.

In Waze's 2015 study, Philippines was in the 9th country with the worst driving experience in the world with a 3.9 rating. This year, the Philippines got a 3.13 rating.

Related: Metro Manila has 'worst traffic on Earth,' longest commute – Waze

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