Traffic congestion

For the sixth consecutive year, Los Angeles is on the top of the list of the world’s most traffic congested cities, with drivers spending 102 hours in congestion in 2017 during peak time periods, according to the annual INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard.

North America accounted for five of the Top 10 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion, and Europe for three of the Top 10. In addition to Los Angeles, New York City tied with Moscow for second place with 91 hours in congestion.

INRIX analyzed 1,360 cities across 38 countries. Based on the findings, the U.S. ranked as the most congested developed country in the world, with drivers spending an average of 41 hours a year in traffic during rush hours. The report concludes that congestion costs drivers nearly $305 billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per driver.

Top 10 List:

  1. Los Angeles, CA, USA
  2. Moscow, Russia
  3. New York City, NY, USA
  4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. San Francisco, CA, USA
  6. Bogota, Colombia
  7. London, UK
  8. Atlanta, GA, USA
  9. Paris, France
  10. Miami, FL, USA


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