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Average L.A. Driver Stuck in Traffic 63 Hours a Year

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The annual Urban Mobility Report results are in and...whoa: on average, a driver in Los Angeles spends sixty-three hours wasting away in traffic delays. Just. Ouch.

The news isn't all bad though: other cities have it worse and L.A. once topped the charts in traffic-delay rankings (we steering-wheel-tapped our way through 84 wasted hours on freeways in 2006.)

According to the LA Times, Chicago drivers spend 70 hours a year patiently (or not) waiting through traffic delays. Los Angeles also ranked #4 in the nation for transit improvements and #1 for operational improvements such as adding carpool lanes and freeway ramp meters.