LA residents suffer through an average of 104 hours of traffic annually, the study claims, ahead of Moscow (91 hours) and New York City (89).
Miamians spent 65 hours in traffic and had an overall congestion rate of 8.7 percent in 2016. Other cities in the world's top 10: London, Atlanta, Paris and Miami. That comes out to about $1,400 per driver.
Separate research by traffic information firm Inrix published on Monday found the direct and indirect costs of congestion in the United Kingdom reached £31bn a year ago, an average of £968 per driver.
But congestion has eased a bit since city officials introduced new parking rules.
San Francisco is fourth most congested city in the world, says study
Drivers in Manchester spent 39 hours and almost 10 per cent of their driving time in gridlock, while Aberdeen was the most congested Scottish city with drivers wasting 35 hours in jams previous year. "Direct costs relate to the value of fuel and time wasted, and indirect costs refer to freight and business fees from company vehicles idling in traffic, which are passed on to households through higher prices". At the top of the list is that beacon of automotive paradise, Los Angeles.
According to the report, congestion in Łódź has dropped by 3 percent since past year. Denizens of the California city spent a crazy-making 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods previous year. "Using big data and technology to improve operations of existing roadways offers a more immediate impact on traffic flows and mobility while transportation officials explore strategic capital investments". The cities were ranked by the time the average commuter spent in congestion at the busiest time of the day. But as it stands today, traffic congestion is a problem that's as frustrating as it is real.
Businesses moving about the centres of Exeter and London also suffer badly from congestion, sitting in traffic in the "city centre" 17% and 16% of the time respectively during the day.
Chinese State Councilor urges China, US to step up ties
The announcement came as a surprise as China had previously been reluctant to impose such sanctions on North Korea. On Wednesday, Pyongyang defended the missile launch and slammed the UN Security Council condemnation.