• fb_1590002148 avatar Haywood Posted: 5/28/2012 8:10am PDT

    Would love to know how they calculate the "wasted" time. 58 hours a year only comes up to just under 14 minutes per day - assuming 5 days per week, for 50 weeks.

    14 minutes of "wasted" time per day is nothing. I do that in my 15 mile (each way) commute, and I never even hit the highway.

    My way of calculating? If I drive from home to work on Saturday or Sunday, or even during "off-peak" times it only takes 20 minutes. During "peak" times it takes 45-60 minutes.

    To me that comes out to 50-80 minutes of "wasted" time each DAY. If I average that to say 60 minutes of "wasted" time, I end up with 250 "wasted" HOURS per YEAR. That's almost 10 1/2 DAYS of sitting in traffic.

    That would DOUBLE if I had to commute even further!

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 5/28/2012 10:35am PDT

    Haywood - Your comment reminds me of a particularly nasty "corridor" on the 101-North heading out of Thousand Oaks toward Ventura and Santa Barbara -- on almost any day at 3-5 p.m., but doubly so on Friday-Sunday and quadruple that during the summer. Wait times for passing through what should be no more than a 10-minute stretch can approach 1-2 hours -- and that's just one section. Savvy drivers know to avoid peak hours or forego the trip until another time. This is an area where there aren't many alternate routes, except for local traffic.

  • fb_1496733798 avatar Nate Posted: 5/25/2012 10:52am PDT

    Kinda of strange that the picture that accompanies this article is of Miami

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 5/26/2012 2:49pm PDT

    Nate - Yes, I noticed that the editors chose a Miami shot. But, if you go to the Inrix site and check out the top cities on the list, Miami is #12, I believe. And anyone who's ever spent time driving in southern Florida knows how jammed up the freeways can get. Thanks for sharing.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 5/27/2012 10:48am PDT

    I lived near Miami/Homestead area for about a year and I can attest that at times it does feel like it should be #1 in the pole position. Drivers are rude and crude!