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Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are most congested USA cities

Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are most congested USA cities

While New York City has always been seen as the traffic jam hub of the USA, a new city had emerged as the worst congested city on the face of the Earth for rush hour traffic: Los Angeles, California.

If you took to the road recently, you may not be surprised but a new study says Atlanta is one of the most congested cities in the world.

NY ranked third, with drivers there averaging 89 hours stuck in traffic previous year and San Francisco ranked fourth.

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard found drivers in the United Kingdom spend an average of 32 hours a year in congestion in peak hours.

Off peak, Stamford trailed only New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle for snarls; and led all cities for percentage of travel time stuck in traffic if combining rush hour and off-peak travel.

The study by Inrix, a traffic information company, shows traffic jams cost the average United Kingdom driver almost £1,000 a year.

The average Nashvillian spends 33.6 hours stuck in traffic every year, according to a new study. "Roads are the arteries of the economy pumping people and goods around the country".

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Moscow ranked second on the list, with drivers in the Russian city spending 91 hours stuck in traffic a year ago.

The A1 southbound from College Gardens to Wallace Park in Belfast was the most congested road corridor in the UK.

As a country, the firm estimates traffic congestion cost the average American driver nearly $1,400 previous year.

Avoiding peak hour trips through remote working and encouraging the efficient use of our roads through wider adoption of road user pricing could help cities to better manage road demand, Cookson said.

A 2015 study by a Global Positioning System device company dubbed Jakarta, Indonesia the worst and put no USA cities in the top 10, and San Francisco didn't even make the list of 76 cities, nor in the same company's 2016 survey.

Bob Pishue, senior economist at INRIX, notes that, "traffic truly is a double-edged sword".