Pathetic: Houston Only Places Fourth in Terms of Unhealthy Commutes

Well, the results are in, and unfortunately, Houston only came in fourth. We'll all have to do better next time.

Oh, what's the competition, you ask. It's America's Unhealthiest Commutes.

Yes, we only came in fourth, not even good enough to medal. Those pesky diesel-pumping, cigarette-puffing drivers who keep crashing into each other on the highways in Riverside, Atlanta and LA all scored higher than we did in Forbes latest look at which cities have the unhealthiest commutes. The magazine evaluated not only pollution levels, but also how much time drivers spend on the highways and the number of per-capita fatal car crashes occurring in each city.

So people of Houston, you're on notice. If we want to be number one, and who doesn't want to be the best, start slamming into each other on the roads and whatever you do, don't buy those annoying little electric cars. Because everyone loves a winner. -- Chris Vogel

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