Brussels traffic jams, the biggest cause of air pollution, carry a yearly cost of 511 million Euros

Every year, cars are stuck for 32 million hours in jams in the Brussels region. In 2013, BECI calculated the yearly cost of traffic jams in the capital. They carry a total cost of 511 million Euro, of which 70 million would be due to air pollution. Unfortunately the costs are likely to be much higher.

Yearly 31 people die in traffic accidents, but 632 die early due to air pollution. The APHEKOM study calculated that 758 million Euros would be saved if the guidelines of the WHO would be followed.

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