Study: Miami Traffic Worst On The East Coast

MIAMI (CBS4) – Anyone who’s ever been stuck on the Palmetto or in a delay on the Don Shula will tell you that Miami has some of the worst traffic in the country. According to a new study, those drivers are exactly right.

A new study from Money.com and The Street, found that Miami is ranked third-worst in the country when it comes to overall commute. Only Houston, San Jose, and Dallas ranked worse when it comes to driving problems.

The rankings were based on average commute time in minutes, estimated number of commuters during peak hours in thousands, total miles traveled daily, annual hours of delay per commuter during peak hours, and spending on gas and auto expenses.

Drivers in South Florida spent, on average, roughly $491 per month on gas and other automobile expenses. The drivers typically went on average of about 15-16 miles per daily. And drivers in South Florida averaged 47 hours in delays each year, or roughly 26 minutes per day.

Miami/South Florida ranked as the worst city for commuters on the East Coast.

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  1. tired says:

    What a complete waste of time and money! If you have ever been to Miami you know the traffic is the worst! On the east coast? In the whole state. Mostly because of all the immirigrants who shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car!!!!~!

    1. Dumb Comment says:

      They Took our JOB!!!

    2. Me says:

      That is so true. Half of Miami don’t even have a drivers license or insurance. I thought Boston was the worst until I moved down here.

      1. Hey says:

        I have to agree with you I thought New York City was bad but Miami had NY beat buy a land slide.

    3. CARLOS FERNANDEZ says:

      I CONCUR,HALF ARE ILLEGAL WITH NO INSURANCE!3RD WORLD.THAT WHY INSURANCE RATES HIGHEST IN NATION AND NO LAWBIDING AMERICAN WOULD LIVE THERE SINCE 1989.

  2. Immigrant haters says:

    As a person who was raised in the deep south and whose family goes back to before this was a country, perhaps I should blame your immigrant grandparents for the problems of this country, but that would be stupid. The real problem is an uneducated public, a constituency willing to spend money on stadiums but not on our youth, and corrupt government officials that are uneducated and make horrible decisions by listening to a constituency that asks for more development in the glades but do not want to take or invest in public transportation. NY is full of immigrants, but people deal with it. That one of the many reasons it is a better city than here.

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