Study: Baton Rouge drivers spent 36 hours in traffic in 2016
DETROIT - When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.
Transportation analytics firm Inrix says drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours last year in congestion. That beat second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89.
Inrix says the U.S. had half of the top 10 most congested cities in the world. The U.S. was the most traffic-clogged developed country with drivers nationwide averaging 42 hours stuck in traffic last year. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth. Sao Paulo, London, Atlanta, Paris and Miami rounded out the top 10.
Inrix reports that Baton Rouge moved up nearly 50 spots in the all cities list to take the 104th most congested city. Baton Rouge drivers spent an average of 36.3 hours a year sitting in congestion.
Traffic jams cost drivers in the U.S. nearly $300 billion last year, or an average of $1,400 each, Inrix said.