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Houston traffic ranked 11th-most congested in U.S., study says

Londoners spend a shocking average of 73 hours a year stuck in traffic jams

Even though the United States made a strong showing on the congested global cities ranking, Thailand is the most traffic-ridden nation in the world overall, followed by Columbia, Indonesia and Russian Federation, according to the report.

Miamians spent 65 hours in traffic and had an overall congestion rate of 8.7 percent in 2016.

Greg Morrison is one of those behind the TomTom Traffic Index and explains how Wearside has in recent times been getting more congested.

The report also includes rankings and data for Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo.

The TomTom Traffic Index 2017 says Mexico City drivers can expect to spend 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic at any time of the day, up seven percentages points over a year ago. The study said congestion costs the city almost $3 billion from direct and indirect costs in 2016. Only drivers in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco spent more time in traffic than you did.

Istanbul has been ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world and 10th among the countries most congested, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX.

The U.S. also holds about half of the cities in the top 10 most congested traffic list.

Pishue explained that the study used federal metrics to estimate the value of lost time and fuel along with the environmental impact of carbon emissions to calculate the costs to drivers and governments.

The company said countries are ranked by a weighted average of their cities' peak hours spent in traffic congestion past year.

Ann Arbor was the next closest MI city to come close to sniffing Detroit's ranking as an infuriating city to drive in. Houston is ranked 28th in the world. Thailand is the most congested country in the world, with 61 peak hours spent in congestion in 2016. As it can be seen, 2 other US cities rounded up the top 10 most congested cities list.

Traffic in San Francisco cost each driver $1,996 and the city more than $2.5 billion in 2016.

It found that Montrealers had it worse than any other Canadian city when it came to peak hours spent in congestion.

Saginaw and Kalamazoo were the last two MI representatives featured on the INRIX's rankings. Its traffic congestion has worsened, but it's been moving down the ranking over the past few years as other global cities experience more acute traffic problems.