2018’s Best & Worst States to Drive in
From WalletHub, Jan 24, 2018
Everyone hates being stuck in traffic. It makes you late, and causes many people’s tempers to flare up. But it’s also quite bad for your wallet – in fact, congestion costs the average driver $1,400 per year in the U.S., which has 11 out of the world’s 25 worst cities for traffic.
Congestion isn’t the only concern on the road, though. People want to know that they will be driving on safe, well-maintained roads before heading out. The U.S. has a fairly good track record in these regards, but certainly doesn’t top the list. For example, the World Economics Forum only places the U.S. at rank 13 of 138 when it comes to road quality.
Road conditions naturally aren’t consistent across the entire country. To identify the states with the most positive driving experiences, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 23 key indicators of a positive commute. Their data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality….
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- Overall Rank – 50th (1 = Best)
- Total Score -- 31.83
- ‘Cost of Ownership & Maintenance’ Rank – 50th (highest in USA)
- ‘Traffic & Infrastructure’ Rank -- 46th
- ‘Safety’ Rank -- 34th
- ‘Access to Vehicles & Maintenance’ Rank – 43rd
- Days with Precipitation – 49th (2nd most)
- Auto Repair Shops per Capita – 49th (2nd fewest)
- Car Washes per Capita – 50th (fewest)
- Avg Gas Prices – 50th (highest in USA)
- Auto Maintenance Costs -- 49th (2nd highest)
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