Wednesday, 19 September 2007 19:00
Nearly an entire workweek each year is lost sitting in
traffic on the way to and from work, a national study says.
The study, released
Tuesday, showed that drivers nationwide waited in traffic delays for a total of
4.2 billion hours in 2005. That’s about 38 hours per driver. Additionally, the
study finds that drivers wasted 2.9 billion gallons of fuel while sitting in
traffic. Together, with lost time and fuel, traffic delays cost the nation an
estimated $78.2 billion a year.