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Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles top road frustration study

Thu, 06 Oct 2011

Weather, crashes, traffic and attitude--these are the things that make our commutes unbearable. Now, the Web site has ranked cities based on its "road frustration index."

The index is based on how weather affects the roads, the amount of traffic, the number of crashes and driver sentiment, which is calculated by searching for keywords such as "traffic jam" and "stuck" on Twitter.

On the site, you can look at cities ranked day by day and even hour by hour. Los Angeles consistently ranks high, along with Sacramento, Calif., and Salt Lake City. New York is in the top 10--no surprise--as is Detroit, where the pavement resembles crumbling granola.

The study is brought to you partly by Audi, which explains why the site says one suggestion to combat road frustration is driving in an

By Jake Lingeman