Monday, February 20, 2017

AP: Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city - Repeat after me focusing on the shiny orb swinging from my hand: Has NOTHING to do with open-borders overpopulation! --tma

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.
Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm.
The U.S. had half the cities on Inrix's list of the top 10 most congested areas in the world and was the most congested developed country on the planet, Inrix found. U.S. drivers averaged 42 hours per year in traffic during peak times, the study found. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo ranked sixth and London, Atlanta, Paris and Miami rounded out the top 10.
Being stuck in traffic cost the average U.S. driver $1,400 last year and nearly $300 billion for all drivers nationwide, Inrix said. ...