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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, the share of rush-hour traffic congestion, road quality, and more.
  • With all that in mind, the overall best state for driving in Iowa, which scores 62.4 out of 100.
  • Iowa earns its highest marks for cost of ownership (5) and traffic and infrastructure (7).
  • When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, North Dakota tops the list, while Connecticut ranks highest for safety, Tennessee is tops for the cost of ownership & maintenance and California is tops for access to vehicles and maintenance.

Top Ten Best States to Drive-In

  1. Iowa
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Kansas
  4. North Carolina
  5. Texas
  6. Georgia
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Tennessee
  9. Illinois
  10. Indiana

As for the worst driving state, that would be Hawaii, which scores just 41.02, coming in second to last for cost of ownership and maintenance, and in the bottom ten for traffic and infrastructure.

Ten Worst States to Drive-In

  1. Hawaii
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Delaware
  4. California
  5. Maryland
  6. Washington
  7. Colorado
  8. Michigan
  9. Missouri
  10. Wyoming

Click here to find out where your state ranks.


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