5 things to know about getting stuck in DC traffic that will cause your blood to boil

Some D.C. drivers spend an extra three full days per year stuck in traffic during their daily commute.

According to a new survey by TomTom, Washington D.C. took the number nine spot in the study's rankings of the most congested U.S. cities and had an overall congestion level of 27 percent. The study evaluated congestion levels in and around the D.C. area during 2014.

The report showed that D.C. area drivers, with a 30-minute commute, average an extra 78 hours per year in bumper-to-bumper gridlock.

The study also highlighted these 5 things to know about getting stuck in D.C. traffic that will cause your blood to boil:

1.    Washington D.C. traffic congestion increased 3%

2.    Delay per 30-minute driven in peak period: 20 minutes 

3.    Most congested day in 2014: April 30

4.    Best weekly commute during peak period: Friday morning; Monday evening

5.    Worst weekly commute during peak time: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday mornings; Thursday evening

Don't get too frustrated D.C. drivers. It could always be worse! Take a look the top 5 cities:

Top 5 Worst U.S. Cities for Traffic:


Rank

City

Overall Congestion Level 2014

Overall Congestion Level 2013

1

Los Angeles

39%

36%

2

San Francisco

34%

32%

3

Honolulu

32%

29%

4

New York

31%

26%

5

Seattle

31%

27%

LINK: http://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/trafficindex/#/

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