Drivers waste $7.5 billion of gas in traffic every year

Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near the Los Angeles International Airport.

This final note on the way out, which comes with the observation that crude oil closed at $107 today.

There's a new study out from the Treasury Department that say we waste, collectively, $7.5 billion worth of gas just sitting in traffic every year.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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