23 photos that will make you grateful for your commute

The average American spends 38 hours a year stuck in traffic — or 90 hours a year if you live in LA.

Those numbers get worse in the world's megacities: Commuters in Mexico City, Moscow, and Beijing can sit in traffic for hours every day.

Here are a few gripping images of those journeys:

Drake Baer and Alex Davies contributed to an earlier version of this article.