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:
- Fresno, California
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Jackson, Mississippi
- McAllen, Texas
- San Jose, California
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Wichita, Kansas
- Riverside-San Bernardino, California
- Worcester, Massachusetts
- San Diego, California