A new study looked at traffic patterns in more than 1,000 cities, and found that Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the WORLD. They didn’t have data for China and Japan though, so Beijing and Tokyo weren’t factored in.
The average driver in L.A. spends 104 hours a year stuck in traffic, which costs $2,408 a year in gas and other expenses. The five most-congested cities in the world are L.A., Moscow, New York, San Francisco, and Bogota, Colombia. (Pronounced Bo-go-tah.) Here are the 10 cities in the U.S. with the worst traffic . . .
1. Los Angeles, 104 hours a year stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
2. New York, 89 hours. (It costs New Yorkers an extra $2,533 a year. The rest of the top ten cities are all between $1,500 and $2,000.)
3. San Francisco, 83 hours.
4. Atlanta, 71 hours.
5. Miami, 65 hours.
6. D.C., 61 hours.
7. Dallas, 59 hours.
8. Boston, 58 hours.
9. Chicago, 57 hours.
10. Seattle, 55 hours.