With its rich culture and beautiful climate, Miami is booming more than ever – but with that growth comes an urban sprawl that is increasingly difficult to navigate. You don’t have to be in Miami for long to notice one of its more unpleasant characteristics: the often unbearable traffic.
This was confirmed by the Annual Traffic Index compiled by GPS maker TomTom and reported in The Fiscal Times. Utilizing the data from its devices, the company measured travel times during the whole day, including peak periods, and compared them with travel times during non-congested hours.
Unsurprisingly, Los Angeles tops the list, with 30-minute commuters spending an annual average of 90 hours a year sitting in traffic. Overall travel times in the city are around 36 percent longer than they would be without delays, and a whopping 75 percent longer during the evening rush hour. Efforts to reduce its car-centric culture notwithstanding, LA’s congestion has only gotten worse over the years, rising 2 points from 2012 to 2013.
As for Miami, it comes in at seventh place, with the highway congestion level at 12 percent and non-highway congestion at 32 percent. This compares with 50 percent for Honolulu, 35-40 percent for New York City, and 31 percent for Portland. Miami also had the distinction of being one of the few East Coast cities with the worst traffic.
It could be worse: TomTome found Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to have worst traffic in the entire Western Hemisphere, with Mexico City and Sao Paulo also beating L.A.
With such frustrating traffic to deal with, Miami residents can enjoy one big advantage over the other cities: Hochman & Goldin, P.A., one of the most trusted and reliable ticket law firms in South Florida. For two decades, we’ve been providing residents of Miami-Dade and Broward countries was the best Miami Traffic Attorney possible, handling over 180,000 cases.
Among the many civil infractions we specialize in are tickets for speeding, careless driving, improper passing, stop signs, red lights, and failure to yield. We also help in sealing and expunging criminal records and offering free consultation for criminal traffic violations.
To learn more, call one of our Miami Traffic Lawyers at 305-665-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.