INRIX, a transportation analytics company, has released its annual Global Traffic Scorecard, which recognizes the Los Angeles region as having the worst traffic congestion in the world. L.A. has received this dubious honor for six years in a row. In all, 1,360 cities in 38 countries were analyzed in the report. The average L.A. driver spends about 102 hours in traffic jams during rush hour, costing $2,828 per driver, or about $19.2 billion for the city.
Los Angeles’ scorecard can be found here.
The scorecard shows that when driving during peak times is the most difficult, with the overall drive into, out of, and around the city much easier on nights and weekends. Other findings show that Los Angeles only has one road in the top 10 most congested roads: the 10 East between the 405 and the 110 during the evening rush. Anyone who travels that route knows that traffic usually starts before the 405 and lasts until the East L.A. Interchange, making that drive even worse than it seems on paper.
Rounding out the top 10 most congested cities are Moscow, New York City, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Bogota (Colombia), London, Magnitogorsk (Russia), Yurga (Russia), and Atlanta.
See the full scorecard here.
Spending all that time in traffic makes Angeleno drivers more likely to be involved in an auto accident. If you have been injured in a car crash, the accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can help you seek medical treatment and get your car repaired. Call us today at 888-517-9888 to receive a free injury consultation.