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In These States, It's Driver Beware

WalletHub ranking considers infrastructure, traffic, and more
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2020 4:32 PM CST
In These States, It's Driver Beware
A landslide from heavy rains blocks the Hilo bound lane at the Honolii bridge on Highway 19 in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 23, 2018.   (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)

(Newser) – Traffic in New York City is notoriously bad, but it's not enough to sour driving in the state, which comes middle of the pack in a new ranking of the best and worst US states in which to drive. There's much more than traffic to consider. Indeed, WalletHub analyzed 31 indicators including the costs of gas and maintenance, quality of infrastructure, weather, car thefts, and more. The 10 states on the top and bottom, with Iowa on top and Hawaii dead last:

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Best:

  1. Iowa
  2. Tennessee
  3. North Carolina
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska
  6. Georgia
  7. Virginia
  8. Indiana
  9. Arkansas
  10. Alabama

Worst:

  1. Montana
  2. Alaska
  3. New Jersey
  4. West Virginia
  5. Maryland
  6. Colorado
  7. California
  8. Washington
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Hawaii
Click for the full list. (The best and worst cities in which to drive are here.)

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