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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 23: Traffic jams up on the Kennedy Expressway leaving the city for the Memorial Day weekend on May 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. AAA forecasts the number of drivers taking to the roads for the holiday will hit a 10-year record. The motor club expects roughly eight in ten Americans to take a road trip during the long weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

While some people love to get behind the wheel of their car and drive, others dread having to go anywhere in their vehicle, and where you live could play a role in which side of that opinion you fall on.

WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the Best and Worst Cities to Drive-In. They looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities on 30 factors of driver-friendliness in areas like the cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance. Those factors include gas prices, annual hours of traffic delays, cost of a new car, average commute time, and more.

Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina tops the list as the best city to drive in, scoring a 67.52, and landing at four for the cost of ownership and maintenance and six for safety. When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, Birmingham, Alabama, is the best city for drivers, while Greensboro, North Carolina is tops for the cost of ownership and maintenance, Laredo, Texas is tops for safety, and Orlando, Florida is tops for access to vehicles and maintenance.

Top Ten Best Cities To Drive-In

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Lincoln, NE
  3. Greensboro, NC
  4. Winston-Salem, NC
  5. Corpus Christi, TX
  6. Boise, ID
  7. Jacksonville, FL
  8. Scottsdale, Arizona
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. Austin, TX

Ten Worst Cities To Drive-In

  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Detroit, MI
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. New York, NY
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. Baltimore, MD
  9. Washington, DC
  10. San Bernardino, CA

SOURCE: WalletHub

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