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Maths 101

So the LTA says that traffic has been kept smooth-flowing despite more vehicles being allowed on the roads. Here’s some ratio analysis to test this claim:

Extra lane-kilometres of road from 2003 to 2008: 471 (5.7 percent) [Link]

Extra cars from 2003 to 2008: 145,127 (35.8 percent) [Link]

Number of extra cars on each extra lane-kilometre: 308 (one every 3.25 metres)

Average length of new car: About 4.3 metres.

Oops.

Not enough road space, so... (Photo credit:Dave_7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/)

Not enough road space, so... (Photo credit:Dave_7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/)

I know, I know, new cars were not all confined to new lane kilometres. Well then, Let’s Try Another subject then, oh I don’t know, how about English:

Adjective to describe average traffic conditions: OBSCENE

What say you?

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