If you've never actually thought about how much time you waste in traffic—and you believe that ignorance is bliss—you should probably stop reading right this second.
Recently at Texas A&M University, researchers compiled data traffic on congestion in the United States. The chief takeaway? If you drive a car to work, chances are good you're spending at least one full work week stuck in traffic each year. An entire week!
So with this depressing news, I sifted through the data and created my own compilation. Below, the 20 largest American metropolitan areas (as of 2011) ranked by average amount of hours, per year, stuck in traffic. Oh, LA.
[Ed's note: Don't see your city on the list? That's a good thing! But if you're curious where it ranks, here's the entire data set: United States Department of Transportation.]