North Carolina Is 2023’s 5th Best State to Drive In


With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 51 hours and $869 during 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’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.

North Carolina was ranked the 5th best in the nation, and South Carolina was ranked the 33rd best.

Driving in North Carolina (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 23rd – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 20th – Car Theft Rate
  • 8th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
  • 17th – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 8th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 18th – Road Quality
  • 10th – Car Dealerships per Capita

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