TAMPA - Travel times in Tampa get 22% longer compared to when traffic is flowing freely. On average, Tampa drivers with a 30-minute commute will experience 69 hours of delays per year.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are the worst days to hit the roads in Tampa, because they have the longest congestion delays. The heaviest traffic day of the year fell on Friday, February 17, 2012.
The survey studied congestion in 59 metropolitan areas in North America during 2012. The survey is based on real travel time data captured by vehicles driving in the cities.
Los Angeles comes in as the most congested city in North America. The entire list can be found at http://www.tomtom.com/congestionindex .
Here are the top 15 most congested cities in North America during 2012.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- New Orleans
- New York