NYC is the third most traffic congested city in the world

Commuters spent an average of 74 hours stuck in traffic during the morning and evening rush hours last year – an hour more than in 2016

INRIX, Inc., a leading company in transportation analytics and connected auto services, published its latest annual Global Traffic Scorecard Monday, listing Los Angeles as the world's most congested city in 2017.

On average in the United Kingdom, drivers spend an average of 31 hours a year in traffic which in 2017 led to a loss of more than £37.7 billion in related costs*. Both New York and San Francisco have similar average congestion rate as Los Angeles, but show different commute patterns. Number 2 was Moscow. San Francisco and Atlanta join Los Angeles and NY.

It is hoped that a new £92m bypass will help cut congestion in the cathedral city.

Peak hours in Central London were the worst time and place for drivers in the capital, where they spent an average of 23% of their time in congestion at an average speed of just under 5 mph. The estimated totals tally direct costs, such as the value of time spent in traffic and payments for extra fuel, plus indirect costs, including higher delivery spending for goods and services that companies pass along to customers.

Another positive: No Dallas roads appear in the INRIX ranking of the 10 most congested roads in the U.S.

INRIX also reports that traffic congestion costs USA drivers more than $305 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2017, an increase of $10 billion from 2016, mainly due to rising costs of vehicle ownership.

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Boston drivers averaged 60 hours past year sitting in traffic jams during peak travel times, according to the analysis.

There may be sunny skies most months out of the year, there may be celebrities at the local Trader Joe's, but Los Angeles is possibly most famous - or infamous - for its relentless traffic.

In Wales, Newport ranked as the most congested city in the country, with drivers losing an average of 24 hours a year in traffic jams.

Cincinnati ranks 39 out of almost 300 American cities for traffic congestion.

Manchester came behind London, albeit its average of 39 hours was nearly half of that recorded in the capital. However, a few spots were able to improve their traffic levels.

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