TomTom today announced the results of its latest Congestion Index, which measures traffic congestion in North American cities between July and September 2012. The third Congestion Index examines the congestion in 57 metropolitan areas with a population of more than 950,000. Take a look at the top 10 worst cities for traffic-congestion.
10. Chicago, IL Residents can be expected to take an average 24 percent longer getting where they want to go in Chicago.
9. Montreal It takes Canadians an average 24 percent more time than it should to get to get around in Montreal.
8. San Jose, CA On average, resident spend 25 percent more time in their cars getting around town than during times when traffic is clear.
7. New Orleans, LA The average travel time is 25 percent higher in New Orleans than during off hours.
6. Toronto Commuting in and out of and across Toronto will take 26 percent more time on average than during periods when traffic is clear.
5. Seattle, WA Residents spend an average 27 percent longer commuting than during light-traffic times in Seattle.
4. Honolulu, HI Residents spend an average 31 percent more time sitting in traffic than when the roads are clear.
3. San Francisco, CA Expect to spend an extra 33 percent more time behind the wheel, on average, traversing through San Francisco than during periods when traffic is otherwise a breeze.
2. Vancouver Average journey times in Vancouver are 34 percent longer than at times when traffic is otherwise clear.
1. Los Angeles, CA According to navigation system maker TomTom's latest Congestion Index, drivers in the City of Angels spend an average 34 percent more time on the road (including highways, streets and arterial routes) than during the odd times when traffic is clear.