When it comes to traffic jams, Chicago has the third worst in the country.

It seems like every time I drive into Chicago, the traffic gets worse. It doesn't matter when I leave or which way I go. I know it's going to take a long time to get there.

Now, I know it's actually true.

According to chicagotribune.com,

"A new report places Chicago third in the nation for traffic congestion, with drivers losing 138 hours a year to backups."

That's almost three and a half days of work. Too bad you can't get paid for that time.

Think about all that money it costs you to be stuck in traffic.

"The average cost per driver of congestion in Chicago is worth $1,920, and $6.2 billion for the urban area overall."

"Chicago rose to third from fifth place in the national rankings and is now considered worse for congestion than either New York City or Los Angeles. Boston ranked No. 1, followed by Washington, D.C."

LA and NYC are horrible for driving, so that's pretty scary.

What are the worst roads to take?

"The Chicago area had both the second and third spots on the list of most congested U.S. roads. The second-worst stretch in the nation is Interstate 94/Interstate 90 from the Stevenson Expressway to Interstate 294, with an average daily delay of 26 minutes, while the third-worst is Interstate 290 from I-94 to I-294, with an average delay of 23 minutes."

I take those highways quite a bit and it sucks driving on them.

You might want to think twice before driving into Chicago. The train or bus sounds a lot more relaxing.


 

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