We can see which cities were best at obeying the restrictions following the COVID-19 outbreak by using the location information of smartphones.
Google can monitor the traffic on certain roads by their users’ locations, this is how Google Maps knows, which route is quicker, or how Waze knows when there is a traffic jam, not only that, but they also know the busiest times at certain stores.
Let’s take a look at how well Hungarian cities did at social distancing.
Both retail entertainment and work traffic decreased less than in other large cities. Although Google tries to separate grocery stores and pharmacies, their traffic did not really decline.
Up until the second half of March, New Zealand had the highest work traffic, with Belgium and Hungary following, but in the middle of the month, the traffic in the latter two declined. In late March the work traffic dramatically declined in New Zealand too.