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Study: Drivers Spending More Time in Traffic

Study: Drivers Spending More Time in Traffic

Posted - Sep. 30, 2003 at 4:50 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The annual Urban Mobility Report says traffic congestion in America is getting worse.

Texas A&M researchers found the average rush-hour driver wasted almost 26 hours sitting in traffic in 2001.

The price tag for that wasted time and gas? An astounding 69.5 billion dollars.

The gridlock was the worst in Los Angeles, where the average driver spent about 52 hours waiting in traffic.

The study says the typical Salt Lake area driver spent 11 hours in snarled traffic in the year 2001.

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