The 10 Worst US Cities for Drivers Washington, Detroit top the list By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jul 13, 2016 8:20 AM CDT 13 comments Comments Morning traffic in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Newser) – Be sure to take the bus when visiting the nation's capital. That's the takeaway from WalletHub's ranking of the worst US cities for drivers, based on gas prices, hours spent in traffic, crash deaths, car thefts, parking fees, and more in the country's 100 biggest cities. The 10 cities drivers might want to avoid: Washington, DC Detroit San Francisco Chicago Philadelphia Baltimore Oakland (Calif.) New York City Seattle Boston Los Angeles came in at No. 11. Click for the full list, including the best cities for drivers, or see the cities with the highest speeds in fatal crashes.