Gadget Review digg 10 of the Most Effective Tools to Avoid Traffic (list)

 Traffic is getting worse! According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s annual survey of U.S. metro area traffic, Washington D.C. ranked #1 for the most time spent in gridlock;  in 2011, drivers there spent 67 hours delayed in traffic, at a cost per vehicle of $1,398 in wasted productivity and 32 gallons of extra fuel required. The other top traffic cities were Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston.
 Luckily, new technology means that there are new ways to deal with traffic jams. From creative gadgets and strategies to iPhone and Android apps, here are 12 of the most effective tools to combat gridlock: