Infographic: terrible, terrible traffic jams

It may feel like you spend half your life in traffic jams, but that's just a delusion. According to this very spiffy – and highly depressing – infographic from Carbuzz, even Chicagoans are spending less than two percent of their waking existence staring at someone's muffler. There. Don't you feel better now?

Even though it's only two percent of their time, these delays cost drivers over $1,700 a year, so it's easy to see why Chicago and D.C. have already invested in public transportation, and it certainly looks as if it would be easy to justify more of everything that isn't a car.

The full image, complete with world's worst traffic jams and more depressing statistics on just how much time and money are spent being enslaved to overcrowded highways, can be found after the jump.

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