This is the sixth-straight year that Los Angeles topped the INRIX list. That said, other cities showed higher peaks in congestion on certain stretches of road. For the third year running, New York's Cross Bronx Expressway was America's worst-congested corridor. According to the report, American drivers on average have it better than countries such as Germany. Congestion costs the average German 57-percent more than the average American.
While the United States may have a lot of cities in the top 25, it's only the fifth-most congested country in the world. It follows on the heels of Thailand, Indonesia, Colombia and Venezuela, and is tied with Russia with an average of 41 peak hours spent in congestion. Interestingly, the town of Everett, Wash., scored worse than anybody. According to The Seattle Times, it's just too small of a city to count in the overall list.
The INRIX data comes from 300 million connected cars and devices over 5 million miles of road. This allows INRIX to draw data during different times of the day on the same stretch of road. A detailed report and interactive scorecard can be found on the INRIX website.