After sitting in gridlock on the way to work time and time again, you think to yourself, it’s time to move. Before you make a change, check out this list of traffic-heavy cities to avoid.
This information comes to us from traffic data provider Inrix, which looked at a wide range of traffic information and crunched the numbers earlier this year based on the number of hours drivers spend idling in their cars. Counting back a full year from October 2013 there are a few trends that have arisen since 2012. According to Inrix, U.S. traffic is back on the rise, which can be attributed to growing economic health. Three economic factors that affect traffic congestion, according to Inrix are: fuel prices, traffic volume and jobs. The higher the employment, the more traffic congestion.