While some people love driving, everyone hates being stuck in traffic, and commuters who’ve experienced traffic jams know that rush hour is anything but fast.
According to a new report from 24/7 Wall St., some people in the United States are spending way more time in their vehicle than others due to traffic jams.
24/7 Wall St. has compiled data using the TomTom Traffic Index to get better insight into travel times, population density and congestion levels to measure the increase in travel time. conduct.
Their findings revealed the top 10 states with the worst traffic in the United States.
Topping the list is New York, where congestion levels have increased by 35% in 2021. While overall traffic congestion is still down from pre-pandemic levels, residents of the Big Apple are losing 80 hours a year in traffic and face an average journey time. 41.5 minutes.
If you’ve ever driven in traffic jams in New York, Los Angeles, or Miami, it’s probably no surprise that these cities make the top three on the list. However, the most surprising are the small towns which have worse traffic than the big ones.
For example, drivers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a city of about 224,000 people, waste more time in traffic than drivers in Houston, Texas, a city of 2.3 million people.
Time lost due to traffic jams is measured by comparing the extra time it takes to travel a distance during rush hour to “free-flow” driving times, which typically occur at night when streets are not crowded of motorists.
Below, here are the Top 10 cities with the worst traffic:
1. New York, NY
2. Los Angeles, California.
3. Miami, Florida.
4. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
5. San Francisco, California.
7. Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Riverside, CA.
10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.