Do You Agree? Best and Worst States To Drive In

  • 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

  1. Texas
  2. Indiana
  3. North Carolina
  4. Iowa
  5. Tennessee
  6. Kentucky
  7. Maine
  8. Idaho
  9. South Dakota
  10. Ohio

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

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. Washington
  4. Maryland
  5. Delaware
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New Jersey
  10. Colorado

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