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New York Roads Rank Among Worst For Traffic In Nation

Drivers in the U.S. can face up to 42 hours sitting in traffic and even double that amount when living in larger cities.
Drivers in the U.S. can face up to 42 hours sitting in traffic and even double that amount when living in larger cities. Photo Credit: City-Data.com

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Drivers throughout the nation are seeing more traffic on the roads, but New York traffic rates as the third worst in the coutnry, according to NBC News.

Studies show drivers are now spending approximately 42 hours stuck in traffic every year. The increase of jobs, as well as the decrease in the price of gas can be attributed to the addition of more cars on the road, reported NBC News.

Washington D.C. topped the list, with its drivers spending up to 82 hours per year stuck in traffic; Los Angeles and San Francisco follow, along with the New York tri-state area and several other cities, reported NBC News.

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