Traffic in Peru

Hello everyone,

Which city or area do you live in in Peru, and how do you find the traffic?

How long does it take to commute to work or run errands?

Is there a rush hour in your city? What times of the day would you recommend people to avoid driving if they can?

Are there any ways to avoid spending too much time in traffic in Peru?

What is parking availability and cost like?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Horrible. I have friends who have been in Indonesia and who say it is better than in Lima. It seems to me as if they had left cars to three-year-old children. There are no rules, they all cross you turning as they please, horn all the time, of course the biggest car wins, diretion lights have no use, stoping whereever in the middle of the road... Horrible and dangerous.

Hi .
My answer to the traffic  problem in lima  would be  to install a simular system as Hong Kong :  "20 years previous  posssibly longer , Hong Kong  set a system  where  one had to purchase  a licence for which ever day or days one wished to put their car on the street, and  their particular car was only allowed on the street on  those days. I remember  that the licence  or licences were  MUCH more exspencive than the cost of the car . Plus  those licences were not standard issue, they were  sold at  public auction, highest bidder bought their  means  to put their car on the street on which ever day they wished for  ( deep pockets  will travell)
Or  the alternative  would be to bring the United KIngdom of Great Britton driving test system  to Peru, and that would If every one had to take a retest put %50 of the existing drivers off the road, possibly %75

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