Study: Washington, DC has nation's worst traffic

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:16am

If you don't like traffic -- stay out of the nation's capitol!

A new study from Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute ranks the Washington metro area as the *worst* in America for commuters.

Drivers in DC and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs spend an average of 67 hours a year just sitting in traffic!

They waste about 32 gallons of gas every year doing that -- roughly a full tank for many drivers.

And researchers say it's going to get worse -- they estimate by 20-20, drivers will be spending seven *more* hours a year stuck in traffic.

Rounding out the list of worst cities:

Los Angeles came in number two.

The San Francisco Bay Area was ranked third.

New York City, fourth.

And fifth-worst: Boston.



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