2019’s Best & Worst States to Drive in
From WalletHub, January 22, 2019
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 over $1,400 per year in the U.S., which has 10 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 10 of 137 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 30 key indicators of a positive commute. Their data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality….
read … Full Report
- 50 -- Overall Rank (1 = Best)
- 38.45 -- Total Score
- 50 -- ‘Cost of Ownership & Maintenance’ Rank
- 45 -- ‘Traffic & Infrastructure’ Rank
- 10 -- ‘Safety’ Rank
- 40 -- ‘Access to Vehicles & Maintenance’ Rank
- 48 – Days with precipitation
- 50 – Auto Repair Shops per Capita
- 49 – Car Washes Per Capita
- 50 – Average Gas Prices
- 49 – Auto Maintenance Costs
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Cataluna: Hawaii is again on bottom (no surprise)