LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An annual traffic scorecard released on Wednesday has revealed Los Angeles is the nation’s second-most gridlock-plagued city.

According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, each commuter faces 80 hours of delay in L.A. per year.

Data revealed Washington has become the nation’s most congested city, with commuters facing 82 hours of delay.

San Francisco has been ranked in third place with 78 hours of delay per commuter, followed by New York commuters averaging delays at 74 hours and San Jose at 67 hours, according to the study.

In the last year, Americans have drove more than 3 trillion miles, which surpasses a previous record set in 2007, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data.

On average, travel delay per commuter nationwide has more than doubled what it was in 1982, officials added.

The study was produced by a data technology company called INRIX, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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