With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019 but driving reduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.
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 New York (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 19th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
- 1st – Traffic Fatality Rate
- 3rd – Car Theft Rate
- 3rd – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
- 40th – Avg. Gas Prices
- 46th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
- 34th – Road Quality
- 5th – Car Dealerships per Capita