America Has The World's Worst Traffic

Posted: Mar 16 2016, 9:00am CDT | by , Updated: Mar 16 2016, 9:54pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


America Has The World's Worst Traffic
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  • Traffic data analyst Inrix claims America has the worst traffic globally!

According to the scorecard of the Seattle based company, more Americans are on the road than ever before.

America seems to have the worst traffic in the world, if the claims of Seattle based company Inrix are to be believed. Inrix is a leading provider of real-time and predictive traffic data.  

According to Inrix, (via AutoBlog) more Americans are on the road right now than ever before. The increase on the roads also means more Americans are stuck on the roads than anywhere else in the world.

Traffic is becoming a major problem or the United States. Inrix released its annual traffic scorecard on Tuesday. According to the scorecard, Americans are wasting more time stuck in traffic than anywhere else in the world.  

The average American loses an average of nearly 50 hours a year atrophying in traffic. The numbers can vary for Americans depending on their state and cities. 

The report claims people in Los Angeles especially have the worst traffic. An average resident in L.A. wastes away about 81 hours per year in traffic. Washington D.C. and San Francisco drivers were next on the scorecard, as they lose an average of 75 hours.

Further down the line of scores we have Houston with 74 hours and New York with 73 hours. Similarly Seattle residents lose 66 hours, Boston residents 64 hours and Chicago residents 60 hours.

The residents of Atlanta and Honolulu lose about 59 and 49 hours per year in traffic. A total of 8 billion hours are lost stuck in traffic by American residents per year. 

Inrix also stated the numbers are going to get worse. 70 million more people will join the number over the next 30 years. 

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