While a lot of people love their cars, driving in them is another thing, especially if you live in an area that’s known for traffic. And it’s not just traffic that can ruin a perfectly good trip in the car; road hazards, gas prices and more can put a damper on your driving fun. Well, there’s no doubt drivers in some areas of the country experience these problems way more than others, and a new report reveals which folks have it the best, and the worst.
- WalletHub just came out with their list of the best and worst states to drive in
- They judged the 50 states across 31 key indicators of a positive commute.
- Those factors include things like average gas prices, share of rush-hour traffic congestion, road quality and more.
- With all that in mind, the overall best state for driving is Texas, which scores a 62.89 out of 100.
- Texas earns high marks for access to vehicles, where they come in second, and is also in the Top 20 for cost of ownership and maintenance, and safety.
- When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, Montana tops the list, while Rhode Island ranks highest for safety, Tennessee is tops for cost of ownership & maintenance and California is tops for access to vehicles and maintenance.
Top Ten Best States to Drive In
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
As for the worst driving state, that would be Hawaii, which scores just 36.42, coming in dead last when it comes to cost of ownership and maintenance, and in the bottom ten for traffic and infrastructure.
Ten Worst States to Drive In
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
Click here to find out where your state ranks.
- ONE MORE THING! When it comes to rush hour, no surprise but California is the state with the worst traffic congestion, while Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming all have the least congestion.
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