Bumper to Bumper: Top 10 U.S. cities guaranteed to give you a traffic headache

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(WTVR) – If you’re thinking the title for Worst Traffic City in the U.S. goes to L.A., guess again. It’s actually Honolulu, Hawaii.

Drivers there waste about 58 hours a year sitting in their cars. That’s according to the new annual scorecard by traffic information services provider, INRIX. Los Angeles came in second.

No Virginia cities made the top-10 list, but near-by Washington, DC. ranked number 6. According to the scorecard, drivers in the nation’s capital sit in traffic an estimated 45 hours a year.

The new report also shows congestion in Honolulu, L.A., and some other cities has dropped 30 percent because of unemployment and higher gas prices.

INRIX’s full list of Top 10 Worst U.S. Traffic Cities are:

1. Honolulu: Drivers waste 58 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Tuesday from 5:15 – 5:30pm

2. Los Angeles: Drivers waste 56 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:45 – 6:00pm

3. San Francisco: Drivers waste 48 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:45 – 6:00pm

4. New York: Drivers waste 57 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Friday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

5. Bridgeport, CT: Drivers waste 42 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Friday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

6. Washington, D.C.: Drivers waste 45 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:45 – 6:00pm

7. Seattle: Drivers waste 33 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

8. Austin: Drivers waste 30 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

9. Boston: Drivers waste 35 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

10. Chicago: Drivers waste 36 hours in traffic; Worst Hour = Thursday from 5:30 – 5:45pm

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