Morning traffic begins to swell on the East and West bound 101 Freeway on March 27, 2015 in the San Fernando Valley in California. A new study says Southern California has the worst traffic in the country.

As crazy as it sounds, a new study says Southern California has the worst traffic in the country.

We would have said Los Angeles has it worst, but the report by data company Inrix broadly points its finger at the L.A.-Long Beach-Santa Ana area, which goes to show how big the problem really is.

As reported in the L.A. Times, drivers in that two-county region spent 81 hours idling in traffic last year, six more than their peers in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, which tied for second place. (Better luck next year, runners-up!)

The only thing truly surprising about any of this is that SoCal wasn't tops in the world. That honor went to London, where Inrix says drivers idled last year for a whopping total of 101 hours.

See? Things can always be worse.

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