Traffic study puts Bay Area's largest cities amongst worst in country

Byby Katie Utehs KGO logo
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Traffic is backed up in a city in this undated photo.
Traffic is backed up in a city in this undated photo.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new traffic study puts the Bay Area's largest cities as amongst the worst in the country. Additionally, the study found that people who drive spend around 200 hours on the road a year.

WalletHub crunched numbers from the 100 most populated cities in the U.S., taking into account things like traffic and road conditions and the cost of owning and maintaining a car.

Scottsdale, Arizona is ranked number one and the best city to drive in according to the study. Washington DC is the worst at 100.

San Francisco ranked at number 98. Oakland came in 94th, San Jose was 84th and Fremont was 71st.

San Francisco also ranked poorly for the likelihood of getting into a collision.

Considering that some of us drive through several of those cities to commute, it's ugly to say the least.

Click here to see how other U.S. cities compare.