Traffic in Los Angeles

File photo of traffic congestion in Los Angeles. 

AP

The United States is No. 1, along with No. 2, 8 and 10 when it comes to the most traffic-congested urban areas.

A new report issued Tuesday from traffic analytics firm INRIX said that for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles took the top spot in mind-numbing and expensive gridlock. Drivers in LA spent 102 hours battling congestion during peak hours in 2017.

The most congested cities were ranked as: 1. Los Angeles 2. 2. New York City (tie) 2. Moscow (tie)4. Sao Paulo, Brazil 5. San Francisco 6. Bogotá 7. London 8. Atlanta 9. Paris 10. Miami

Based on the findings, the U.S. ranked as the most congested developed country in the world, with drivers spending an average of 41 hours a year in traffic during peak hours, which cost drivers nearly $305 billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per person.

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