While traveling through cities in the United States, wouldn’t it be great if you could pin-point where the worst traffic was? There is nothing I loathe more than driving in city traffic. Maybe it’s the country girl in me or perhaps I’m just not used to the congestion, but busy highways and traffic filled streets get me nervous and stressed.
INRIX, the leading international provider of traffic information and driver services released their Traffic Scorecard Annual Report which reveals the cities with the most traffic congestion in 2012. For the last couple of years they noticed declines in congestion but for 2012 traffic was up 4%. Although this is certainly bad news for drivers there is a positive side to it as well. A rise in traffic means a turn in the economy which is certainly what we are all praying for! The largest increase was in Boston where they say a 30% increase in traffic.
There are several ways to keep tabs on traffic congestion during your travels. INRIX has their own free mobile app that provides traffic information in real time that is accurate. In fact it is updated from billions of different data points to keep you in the know at all times.
TIPS: According to the research put together by INRIX, the worst times to experience delays while driving are during weekday mornings between 7-8 a.m. and weekday evenings between 4-5 p.m. The busiest morning commute hour is from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday and the busiest evening hour is from 5-6 p.m. on Friday.
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