How Much Time You're Spending in Traffic: The FactsAn article published by Market Watch analyzes the top 10 cities in America with the most horrific traffic. Depending on the city, your annual time spent stuck in traffic can range from 50 hours to upwards of 80 hours, which is time you could be spending with your family or on your hobbies. Here is their list of the 10 cities with the most time spent in traffic annually:
1. Washington DC: 82 hours a year 2. Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim: 80 hours a year 3. San Francisco: 78 hours a year 4. Oakland: 78 hours a year 5. San Jose: 67 hours a year 6. Boston: 64 hours a year 7. Seattle: 63 hours a year 8. Chicago: 61 hours a year 9. Houston: 61 hours a year 10. Riverside and San Bernardino: 57 hours a yearIf your city isn’t on here, figures say that you’ll be spending an average of 42 hours a year in traffic, and the U.S Travel Association found that traffic conditions will only get worse as time goes on. More and more commuters traveling to and from urban environments will experience a daily “Labor Day-like gridlock”, so there is no relief in sight for the urban commuter.