NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — If you feel like you have wasted hours of your life sitting in traffic, you are right — About 67 hours a year, to be exact.
That’s the equivalent of two and a half entire days spent starting at someone else’s bumper, according to a new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
In a span of five years, the institute found the amount of time you spend in traffic annually has probably gone up by about 10 hours.
It calculated that traffic congestion cost the average commuter in DFW almost $1,300 and 25 extra gallons of fuel in 2017, the most recent year it looked at.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
The worst time for congestion is the afternoon rush hour on Monday through Thursday, starting around 5 p.m.
One key difference between the metroplex and other large urban areas is where we encounter traffic.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
Compared to other cities, we’re much more likely to see it on surface streets rather than highways.