Miami Ranked 11th Worst Traffic City in America

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It's not exactly a secret that traffic in Miami is bad, so the only thing surprising about a new list out today is that Miami didn't make the top ten.

According to data released today by the INRIX Traffic Scorecard, Miami has the 11th most congested traffic of any city in America.

According to the report, over the last year the average Miamian has wasted 28 hours in traffic. In March 2013 alone Miamians lost 2.5 hours in traffic, and 2.7 hours in February.

To put that in prospective, the average American only lost 11.9 hours in congested traffic in the past year, so Miamians spend more than twice as much time in bad traffic than the national average.

Though, ten other cities do have it worse. Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, Austin, New York, Bridgeport, San Jose, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Boston constitute the top ten. So, we don't have it so bad.

Also consider that when all of North America is taken into account, Miami drops to 14th place. When European cities are included, Miami doesn't even make the top twenty five. Which makes you wonder how many European visitors we get that actually think traffic in Miami is a breeze.

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23 comments
Jeff Rab
Jeff Rab

but who votes on this stuff is the real question? Miami traffic is not bad; it's the RUDE drivers!

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

Having lived in NYC for half my life I can say that their congestion is worse. BUT their drivers handle it better than Miami drivers. Down here when it starts getting packed or it starts to drizzle there's a STUPID factor that kicks in and it's every driver for themselves no matter how much of a dumbass move is made. Up there it's more like "get the hell out the way" and if that means letting you in, it won't happen nicely but it'll happen. Up there it's about keeping it moving as much as possible. Down here its "Me first and fuck everyone else"

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Unless u've lived somewhere else, one can't assess how bad traffic is in Miami. Oddly enough, they venture into Broward and morph into the Germans, following every rule written and unwritten in the traffic books!!!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

The fucked-up thing also, is the texting addiction... Whether a red light or a congestion slow-down, it's an occasion to indulge and hold traffic even further!! And pray, u don't honk anybody cuz it might get u killed or hurt (at times I wonder, if Fidel incorporated a "bocina" in his torture chAmbers, cuz nothing riles up a Hialean more than being honked at!). Leon Medical Center drivers?! I wouldn't entrust an ailing relative to these fucks, even if the last resort on earth. Texting, no signaling lights, speeding on the right lane, etc. U NAME IT!

Joe Robinson
Joe Robinson

I guess no. 1 has to be Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Darian Faroy
Darian Faroy

Top 11 will suffice. We're currently way too attractive to be ranked higher... There's always next year! :)

Tom Morris
Tom Morris

I used to have a nightly Miami Gardens to Kendall commute that took up to five hours if I tried to go via a fairly direct route; only two and a half to three if I went all the way up into Broward instead, then connected with US 27 out west of Pembroke Pines and went south. It was bizarre.

Tom Morris
Tom Morris

Oh uurrrggggghhh I've been just about flattened by the Leon Medical Center shuttles before

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Bullshit!! LA and NYC are bigger cities and therefore, adding most of the people that has to go through them, it's understandable... But Miami traffic and drivers, take the cake when it comes to the worst in the known universe. None are as bad as cops, local government employees, school bus drivers and Leon Medical Center's drivers, with their bullshit untouchable-"tocame la pinga" attitude! If only we'd have a better mass transit, but that's not appropriate since everyday there's less and less "viejitos votantes" throughout the county, to cater to, along with the metrorail-express bus riding "working professionals".

Annie Milewski
Annie Milewski

yes, i agree but well worth it once we hit Ocean Drive!!!

Chad Emrick
Chad Emrick

I feel like its not even the congestion that bothers me, but rather the fact that most people in Miami don't know how the hell to drive in the first place... People will cut you off without using a signal light, slam on their brakes for no reason, swerve lane to lane in an effort to go faster despite the fact that its almost impossible to travel faster than the flow of traffic, etc... I honestly feel safer when the traffic has slowed to a stop because I don't have to worry about some idiot slamming into the side of my car on a whim.

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