With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 51 hours and $869 during 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as expert commentary.
To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.
Driving in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 45th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
- 16th – Traffic Fatality Rate
- 48th – Car Theft Rate
- 49th – Avg. Gas Prices
- 25th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
- 40th – Road Quality
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Excerpts from the report:
Best & Worst Driving States
|Overall Rank||State||Total Score||Cost of Ownership & Maintenance||Traffic & Infrastructure||Safety||Access to Vehicles & Maintenance|
Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric.
% of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
Days with Precipitation
Car Theft Rate
Avg. Gas Prices