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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:16am
National — If you don't like traffic -- stay out of the nation's capitol!
A new study from Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute ranks the Washington metro area as the *worst* in America for commuters.
Drivers in DC and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs spend an average of 67 hours a year just sitting in traffic!
They waste about 32 gallons of gas every year doing that -- roughly a full tank for many drivers.
And researchers say it's going to get worse -- they estimate by 20-20, drivers will be spending seven *more* hours a year stuck in traffic.
Rounding out the list of worst cities:
Los Angeles came in number two.
The San Francisco Bay Area was ranked third.
New York City, fourth.
And fifth-worst: Boston.