New study: Commuters sit in traffic 168 hours a year

A new survey shows the commute to and from the office is getting worse for most drivers. The annual study by GPS maker TomTom looked

The study found that each year a person spends an average of 168 hours stuck in traffic on the way home from the office.

The study found that each year a person spends an average of 168 hours stuck in traffic on the way home from the office. (3/31/15)

NEW YORK - A new survey shows the commute to and from the office is getting worse for most drivers.

The annual study by GPS maker TomTom looked at morning and evening commutes in 200 cities around the globe.

The study found that each year a person spends an average of 168 hours stuck in traffic on the way home from the office.

The report also revealed the worst five cities for traffic congestion are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, New York and Seattle.

Cities that relieved some of their rush hour congestion from last year, according to TomTom, are benefiting from things like bike lanes, retiming signals, and working with major employers to stagger the workday, so not everyone is on the roads at once.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
Students, faculty and staff are calling on the 4 Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes
Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 5 Kings County DA: 34 charged in sprawling drug ring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE