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Los Angeles residents spend 82 hours a year stuck in traffic. They waste 120 gallons of gas per eligible driver annually due to congestion, which amounts to an annual cost of $1,370 per driver. This and many other facts and figures on driving and congestion in 68 U.S. urban areas can be found in the Texas Transportation Institute's 1999 Annual Mobility Report, which is available for free online. The study is presented in five chapters filled with clear and easy-to-read charts and graphs. Also be sure to check out the "Other Statistics" link for more transportation information, like the fact that Georgia has the lowest gasoline tax (7.5 cents per gallon) and Connecticut has the highest (34 cents per gallon). The best part? You don't have to go anywhere to find it.

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