Top Ten U.S. States With the Worst Traffic Conditions

Whether it's because of bad drivers in the state or just really congested jams on the roadways.

The Top Ten

1 California California

I've visited this state three times, and if someone was on the road, there was a ninety-five percent chance that they were a maniac. My experience of Californian traffic is not as dense as the traffic in the British capital, believe me, but even there it's easier to get from place to place more safely. - PositronWildhawk

Most populous state, gets the worst traffic because of the density. I know it's a big state but come on. - NuMetalManiak

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2 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

Tried to take the highway, was congested. Turned and tried to take the tunnel instead, closed. Tried to take the bridge, Stuck behind working vehicles going slower than a light jogger on the side path... Don't even get me started with NOVA...

I've lived here my entire life and it sucks. Traffic at the beach is atrocious especially during tourist season. Worst of all would have to be up in the DC beltway area, near Tyson's Corner or wherever. I really hate the traffic in Northern Virginia! - NuMetalManiak

We'll do this another night tonight. Because... SWEET CAROLINE BA BA BA

Nova is supper congested

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3 New York New York

If you go to NYC directly, you're better off walking instead of taking a cab. It's always slow there. - NuMetalManiak

Actually your better taking a cab - 2storm


4 Florida Florida

Guess what? I'm back in Orlando for my summer vacation, and guess what, it's STILL the same congested craziness! Worst is how every single traffic light seems to always catch us. You can barely head around Orlando/Kissimmee area because of this. Also we passed through both downtown Jacksonville and downtown Orlando and the way the metropolitan areas are around here really gave me a headache. - NuMetalManiak

I-95 is a disaster most of the time in this state. This is true especially with all the traffic going to/from Disney/Universal in Orlando. Miami is pretty bad as well. - NuMetalManiak

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5 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Like Northern Virginia, Maryland's traffic really sucks around the DC area. - NuMetalManiak

6 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

Where do I start... Oh yeah they drive 25mph over the speed limit on highways, they flood up in too our state (Wisconsin) and think they can do whatever they want

To be fair, they have only one really congested city, everything else is a little more fluid in traffic. - NuMetalManiak

7 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Several big cities here, usually with tons of drivers. - NuMetalManiak

8 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.
9 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.
10 Michigan Michigan

The Contenders

11 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

One word Atlanta

12 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

North Jersey traffic is terrible. North Jersey has proximity to NYC, so that's why many people overpopulated the northern part of Jersey. NYC traffic is the worst and most dangerous traffic I have experienced. Every road is congested in Jersey and crowded especially in the summer.

13 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
14 Connecticut Connecticut
15 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
16 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
17 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
18 Arizona Arizona
19 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
20 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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