Places for the road-rage prone to avoid
If you've got a five-mile, 45-minute commute, you may live in one of these traffic-heavy locales.
Inrix, which beams real-time traffic information to factory-installed global-positioning systems in cars built by Audi, BMW and other brands, ranked rush-hour traffic in America's 100 largest cities by analyzing data collected daily from some 100 million vehicles.
"Sitting in traffic is like watching paint dry — it might only take seven minutes, but it sure seems like longer," says Jim Bak of traffic-monitoring firm Inrix, which recently released its sixth-annual Traffic Scorecard.
The firm found that rush-hour traffic rose 4 percent on average in the nation's biggest metro areas during 2013's first quarter. Researchers based their rankings on Inrix's Travel Time Index, a percentage figure that reflects how much time traffic adds to the average rush-hour trip.
Here's a look at the 5 cities that Inrix found had the worst rush-hour traffic during 2013's first quarter.