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L.A. Gets First Place... In Having The Worst Traffic In America

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Do you feel like you've been moving at a snail's pace on the road way too much lately? Well, there's a reason for that—L.A. has snagged the top spot for the worst traffic in the entire nation, according to a study released by the GPS company TomTom today.

Not only is our city the most congested, but also the bumper-to-bumper traffic is so bad this year that it's rated as the highest in L.A. since the study started six years ago. This may explain all that road rage. TomTom looked into 53 heavily populated metropolitan areas and found that we lose 11.5 days a year to sitting on the roads, tearing our hair out.

Don't feel too bad though—at least we're number four in the entire world, trailing behind Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. And on a positive note, the Huffington Post reported that traffic is a sign of economic growth.