Everyone is certain their commute is the worst. It’s almost an American pastime to spar with friends and colleagues over who has it the worst each day at 8 am and 6 pm.
Two hours… three hours… four hours a day in the car?
DC tops the list (again) as daily car commuters faced 82 hours of delays in 2014, compared to 80 in LA, 78 for those in San Francisco and 74 for New York City commuters.
Adding insult to their wallets, “In 2014, the average commuter in Washington, D.C. wasted 35 gallons of gas while stuck in congestion,” said Bill Eisele, senior research engineer and co-author of the report. Ugh.
And not surprisingly theses congested regions match up with areas especially busy for Urgent.ly. You’d expect that when you’re sitting in hot traffic for hours cars will overheat, run out of gas or even get ditched in the median from driver frustration. Fortunately Urgent.ly drivers are running those same painful routes and therefore always nearby when something goes wrong. Be prepared: grab the apps here.
So what about the other cites? Is yours in the top 10? See the blended scores below or check out the report here.
Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.
Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.
I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.
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