The verdict is chilling. The annual report of the Institute of Transportation at the University of Texas concluded that the United States, traffic congestion cost in 2003 63 whopping billion in lost time and overconsumption.
Every American who travels at peak times on average loses 47 hours per year in traffic, against 16 1982 hours. Meanwhile 8,7 billion liters of fuel were burned or 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere in vain. One third to emissions from vehicles in France.