Are you a recent grad who is planning on taking a nice long road trip this summer? Are you headed out for a family vacation across the country? Whether you’re headed to the beach or big city this summer, there are definitely some places you should try to avoid driving through to save yourself from a big headache. TomTom navigation recently studied some of the most congested areas across the U.S. and you may be surprised (or not) by their findings.
If you are headed out to unwind and relax, TomTom recommends avoiding the following cities and their jam-packed interstates.
- Los Angeles. California is beautiful, but you don’t have to go to LA to experience everything that the great state has to offer. Drivers who work in the big city spend an average of 39 minutes of their 1 hour commute stuck in traffic. This is definitely something you would want to avoid on a family vacation.
- San Francisco. Another popular California destination known for the golden gate bridge and gorgeous skyline, this city surely attracts city-dwellers and tourists alike. If you’re driving through expect a 32-percent delay.
- Honolulu. This may surprise you, but even paradise has its downfalls. Since there are only a few highways on the island, drivers can expect big delays especially during rush hour. If you are planning a vacation to the island and plan on renting a car, explore alternate routes to avoid a major headache.
- Seattle. This city is up 2-percent from last year. The average driver complains of spending 27-percent of their one-hour drive waiting in traffic.
Have you experienced any of these cities and their ridiculous traffic jams? What is the worst city you have ever driven through? Let us know what you think below! Happy Travels from Crawford Buick GMC!