The biggest business and entertainment centers of the United States typically have the most traffic—especially during dreaded “rush hour.” We all know the pain of being stuck in a traffic jam, but in these areas, delayed commutes are pretty much a normal way of life. For those of us who find ourselves quick to lay on the horn and shout at strangers, it might be worth finding somewhere a little more laid back to vacation or live. And if you must visit one of these 15 capitals of congestion, research the road rules ahead of time!
1 of 15 Washington, D.C.
There’s always something happening in the nation’s capital, and commuters regularly file into and out of the city via Interstates 66, 95, and the Capital Beltway. Despite a well-oiled public transportation system, the congestion is real. Every year, this center of government ranks at the top of INRIX’s Global Traffic Scorecard.