California Is One Of The Worst States To Drive In, Here's How Bad It Is

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In American culture, taking a drive can be a relaxing and therapeutic activity. But, driving can also be a cause of stress for everyday commuters. No one likes being stuck in traffic and the U.S. happens to have four of the world's 25 worst cities for traffic.

In 2021, congestion cost the average U.S. driver $564 in wasted time and an average of 36 hours spent sitting in traffic.

WalletHub set out to determine which states had the best and worst driving experiences and unfortunately, California was among the worst.

To do this, the website "compared all 50 states across 31 key indicators of a positive commute. Our data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality."

According to the study, these are the top 15 worst states to drive in:

  • Hawaii (No. 50)
  • Rhode Island (No. 49)
  • Delaware (No. 48)
  • California (No. 47)
  • Maryland (No. 46)
  • Washington (No. 45)
  • Colorado (No. 44)
  • Michigan (No. 43)
  • Missouri (No. 42)
  • Wyoming (No. 41)
  • Nevada (No. 40)
  • Connecticut (No. 39)
  • New Jersey (No. 38)
  • Massachusetts (No. 37)
  • Montana (No. 36)

These are some of the best states to drive in:

  1. Iowa
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Kansas
  4. North Carolina
  5. Texas

Click here to read the full study.

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