Waze Says This Historic City Is The Best Place To Drive In Malaysia

True or not?

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Waze has published the results of its annual Driver Satisfaction Index which is based on millions of monthly active Waze users in 38 countries and 235 cities

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While Waze has more than 65 million monthly active users globally in 185 countries, this report only focuses on countries and cities with more than 20,000 plus monthly active users to ensure data accuracy and fair market comparisons.

The survey is done to analyze traffic conditions, road safety, driver services, road quality, socio-economic climate from satisfying (10) to miserable (1).

And guess what? Melaka is ranked the best city to drive in the country, ahead of Kota Bahru, Kuching, and Kuala Terengganu!

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Kuala Terrenganu comes in second while Kuala Muda sits at the third spot. On the other hand, Larut & Matang has been ranked the worst place to drive in the country, falling behind Kota Kinabalu, and Johor Bahru. Kuala Lumpur, which is not shown above, was placed at 137th.

Globally, the historic city is ranked ahead of other major metros like Sydney, Lisbon, and Barcelona

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The historical city ranked 94th globally, recording 5.92 in the satisfaction index which puts it ahead of global cities such as Lisbon, Lille, Sydney, and Barcelona.

However, for the country as a whole, the index score for this year has dropped to 4.9 as compared to 5.1 in 2015

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On the flipside, Malaysia scored highly on road quality with the country posting a road quality satisfaction of 9.0, the 6th best score in the world and way and above the global average of 6.71.

Malaysia’s slip down the rankings was due to further countries being added that ranked higher.

Netherlands came out on top, followed by France and the United States

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The Netherlands comes out on top with an average satisfaction score of 7.54 with France and America coming second and third respectively. Check out the full list below:

1. Netherlands
2. France
3. United States
4. Czech Republic
5. Sweden
6. United Arab Emirates
7. Latvia
8. Hungary
9. Slovakia
10. Italy

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