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Study: Chicago 3rd for traffic tie-ups

Chicago's Sears Tower dominates the skyline as traffic passes on the nearby Dan Ryan Expressway in this March 30, 2006, file photo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 8, 2011 2:16:45 PM PST

That study finds drivers spend the equivalent of more than a month every year stuck in traffic. Despite a modest increase in employment for the year 2010, drivers experienced a ten percent increase in travel times.

Los Angeles has the worst traffic, according to the report, on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. New York and Chicago tie for the slowest on Fridays at 5:15 p.m.

The study was done by INRIX, which provides traffic and navigation services.

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