WalletHub releases 2019 report for best and worst states to drive in

The personal-finance group compared all 50 U.S. states across 30 key indicators of a positive commute to compile its list

January 22, 2019
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The personal-finance website WalletHub just released its report on 2019's Best & Worst States to Drive in.

According to WalletHub, U.S. traffic congestion costs the average driver over $1,400 per year. While the U.S. is ranked 10th in the world of 137 countries when it comes to road quality according to the World Economics Forum, it also is home to 10 out of the world’s 25 worst cities for traffic.

Naturally, road conditions are not consistent across the entire country. To identify the states with the most positive driving experiences, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 30 key indicators of a positive commute. The data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

The top 10 of the overall best states to drive in are ranked below.

1.) Oregon

2.) Illinois

3.) Indiana

4.) Iowa

5.) Texas

6.) North Carolina

7.) Georgia

8.) Arkansas

9.) Nebraska

10.) Ohio

WalletHub's full report for the best and worst for driving conditions in the U.S. can be found here.


Source: WalletHub