Video: Witness the Thanksgiving "bumper-to-bumper" traffic nightmare

Today, our American cousins will enjoy a hearty meal of turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies but yesterday many had to endure an entrée of petrol fumes, honking horns and irate motorists, as the great Thanksgiving getaway got off to a slow start.

Amazing aerial footage published by ABC News showed unbelievable "bumper-to-bumper" traffic along the 405 Highway in Los Angeles, which is often regarded as one of the busiest and most congested routes in the United States.