Ask any Austin resident what the worst thing about the city is, and we’ll bet more than half of them will have the same answer: The traffic straight-up sucks. Interstate 35 was previously ranked the worst road in Texas (although it was surpassed by a Houston roadway), and people feel have really strong feelings about I-35 and MoPac (namely, the MoPac Improvement Project).
But this might make you feel a little bit better about Austin traffic: Last week, a Brazilian radio station posted a photo on Facebook of a traffic jam in São Paulo, and let’s just say it’s … pretty brutal.
OK, first of all, this looks like a literal nightmare. It looks like that Rush Hour game that your parents bought you to keep you entertained (in the car, of all places) where you had to get your little red car out of the traffic jam.
Second of all, how did this even happen? According to the translated version of the Facebook photo, a light was broken at the intersection after a storm that caused flooding and fallen trees in the area.
So, Austinites, just be thankful you weren’t stuck in this.