It’s believed that people in the city of Los Angeles waste about 100 hours every year sitting in traffic, on average. Even worse than lost time, transportation is now the No. 1 source of carbon pollution in the United States, with much of it coming from cars and gridlock traffic. To cut down on traffic waste, avoid driving during peak hours whenever possible. Plan errands like grocery shopping and appointments before lunch or after lunch (before the evening commute times). And make use of smartphone apps to plan your drive; an app can suggest times that are less busy and routes that will make your drive quicker and more fuel-efficient.
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