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It's Official: Report Says L.A. Has Worst Traffic in the Nation

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Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A new report released today ranks Los Angeles as having the worst traffic in the nation.

The Tom Tom North American Congestion Index shows that Angelenos spend an average of 90 hours a year on congested roads and freeways.

The worst days to drive are on Thursday mornings and Friday evenings, according to the report by the GPS navigation company, which cites the best times times to drive, with the least amount of traffic, as Monday evenings and Friday mornings.

L.A. traffic increased 2 percent over last year, a five-year high, the report shows.

The other U.S. cities that made the top 10 list behind Los Angeles include San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle and San Jose.

Los Angeles ranked fourth out of 63 cities in all of the Americas, which includes Canada, the United States, Central America and South America. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ranked first, followed by Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

--City News Service


Oly June 04, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Did someone actually have to conduct research to draw that conclusion?
tony June 05, 2014 at 02:10 PM
Is that right? I thought San Fransisco aka The Gay Bay was #1
Tom Thumb June 05, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Smile, we've become the same as Riu, Mexico City and Sao Paulo: youtube.com/watch?v=5Nkzbr-JaJU
kab1200 June 10, 2014 at 03:36 AM
This is bullshit. The good thing about L.A. is, there is usually an alternate route. Try that in Manhattan, or D.C. These stats always get me. Moscow has the worst traffic in the world, according to another article I read. If you have a one hour commute, you can often tack on another 72 minutes. That sort of thing only happens here if there is an accident or something.
Wolfman June 25, 2014 at 01:07 PM
due to all the illegal aliens living here

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