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San Diego Among Worst U.S. Cities For Drivers Getting Stuck At Red Lights

San Diego is among the cities where drivers get stuck at the most red lights.

Fox 5 says San Diego was ranked the 10th worst city in the country for red lights in a new study.

Researchers at Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute found that congestion on city streets actually make up 60% of traffic delays in urban areas.

The study looked at 210,000 traffic lights in 101 cities for a week in October 2020 in order to determine a “Traffic Signal Efficiency Index” for each location, measuring how much more likely a driver is to come across a green light than they are to drive up to a red light.

The national average for all the cities surveyed was 1.7, the report said. That means the average driver is 1.7 times more likely to hit a green light than a red light.

San Diego ranked 10th on the list of worst-performing stoplights, scoring just over 1.3, and only slightly more than half (57%) of arrivals at intersections showed drivers a green light.

The 15 cities that scored worst nationwide, where drivers hit red lights most frequently, were:

  1. Fresno, California
  2. Corpus Christi, Texas
  3. Jackson, Mississippi
  4. McAllen, Texas
  5. San Jose, California
  6. Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Wichita, Kansas
  8. Riverside-San Bernardino, California
  9. Worcester, Massachusetts
  10. San Diego, California

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