Los Angeles tops global congestion ranking for sixth straight year

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The study also calculated that the jams are costing us £37.7bn per year - around £1,168 per driver. Atlanta and Miami also make the top 10 list.

Per the 2017 analysis, NY drivers averaged 91 peak hours stuck in traffic past year, tying with Moscow, Russia for second place for the most amount of hours spent in congestion.

Traffic in Miami is bad not just compared to other USA cities, but compared to every city on earth. And when it comes to nighttime travel, Los Angeles city streets ranked better than those of 35 other cities. Those fees are then passed on to households through higher prices, according to Inrix.

Dublin remains the slowest major city studied at 4.6 mph (7.4 kph) during all congested periods, with peak hour speeds at 3.7 mph (6 kph).

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Hours Spent in Congestion - This is the average number of hours a driver would spend in congestion during peak hours based upon 240 commuting days.

Research conducted by traffic information supplier Inrix also named the A406 northbound from the Chiswick roundabout to Hanger Lane as the UK's most congested road, where each driver spent 56 hours in congestion past year.

Los Angeles has the worst traffic congestion in the world for the sixth straight year, according to the 11th annual report from INRIX, the connected auto and transportation analytics company. Detroit had the lowest cost of congestion among the top 25 US cities, at $1,256 per driver, and ranked among the bottom in all three categories of costs: commuting, business and leisure/other. United States (tie) 5. NY drivers ranked second, spending 91 hours slogging it out on the road. £9.5 billion of this cost is derived from London, the seventh most congested city in the world with drivers spending an average of 74 hours in gridlock; an increase of one hour since 2016.

According to the report, Austin commuters spend an average of 43 hours per year sitting in traffic or about 11 percent of all driving time.

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