Traffic congestion in LA is still the worst, traffic survey confirms

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Traffic Congestion in LA Is Still the Worst, Traffic Survey Confirms

Los Angeles traffic is the worst, and we've got bad news — it doesn't look like it's going to get any better.

In the U.S., L.A. topped the annual traffic index released by navigation system company TomTom for a second year in a row.

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Traffic congestion in LA is still the worst, traffic survey confirms

1. Los Angeles

41 percent extra travel time

2. San Francisco

36 percent extra travel time

3. New York City

33 percent extra travel time

4. Seattle

31 percent extra travel time

5. San Jose

30 percent extra travel time

6. Honolulu

29 percent extra travel time

7. Miami

28 percent extra travel time

8. Washington D.C.

26 percent extra travel time

9. Portland

26 percent extra travel time

10. Chicago

26 percent extra travel time

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And things have supposedly gotten worse for infamous L.A. traffic. The TomTom rankings showed a 2-percent increase in congestion level from last year.

San Francisco and New York, which ranked second and third on the list, respectively, also saw 2-percent increases in congestion.

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It's not until we get to No. 6, Honolulu, on the U.S. list that a city actually improved its congestion levels from last year.

Still, L.A. drivers should be a little thankful — things could be worse. L.A. ranked 10th in world rankings.

Mexico City took home the trophy nobody wants as having the worst traffic in the world. Bangkok, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow rounded out the top 5 world rankings.

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1. Mexico City, Mexico

59 percent extra travel time

2. Bangkok, Thailand

57 percent extra travel time

3. Istanbul, Turkey

50 percent extra travel time

4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

47 percent extra travel time

5. Moscow, Russia

44 percent extra travel time

6. Bucharest, Romania

43 percent extra travel time

7. Salvador, Brazil

43 percent extra travel time

8. Recife, Brazil

43 percent extra travel time

9. Chengdu, China

41 percent extra travel time

10. Los Angeles, USA

41 percent extra travel time

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