Meanwhile in other parts of the country, the average is significantly lower at £968 per driver.
Drivers in Thailand spent an average of 61 hours stuck in traffic previous year, followed by motorists in Colombia and Indonesia with an average 47 hours.
In total, congestion cost US motorists nearly $300 billion in 2016, USA Today reports. Traffic congestion has also worsened in Cape Town by 5%, to a new average level of 35%. Based on the findings, the D.C. area ranks sixth overall for most congested urban areas in the U.S. In Los Angeles, the average driver saw a loss of $2,408. That comes out to about $1,400 per driver.
Direct costs relate to the value of fuel and time wasted, and indirect costs relate to freighting and business fees from company vehicles idling in traffic, which are passed on to household bills through higher prices.
The TomTom Traffic Index 2017 says Mexico City drivers can expect to spend 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic at any time of the day, up seven percentages points over previous year.
Only a year earlier, in 2015, Bangkok was the 30th most congested city in the world. "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". Los Angeles, with commuters spending an average of 104 hours spent in traffic during peak periods past year.
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Aberdeen is the second worst city across both peak and non-peak hours combined, with drivers spending 12% of their total drive time in gridlock. The figure is calculated by measuring extra travel time during peak hours against situations in which there is no congestion.
Speeds fell by 80% (20 miles per hour to 4.3 mph) in the centre of London during the day when congestion was at its worse, and by 83% (24 miles per hour to 4 mph) in the evening during the worst periods.
There's hardly a worldwide consensus on what city's commuters have it the worst.
Manchester is the second most congested United Kingdom city, followed by Aberdeen, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
But San Franciscans who experienced those 82 hours of standstill a year ago probably aren't consoled by the possibility that folks in Bucharest have it worse.