North Carolina Ranked 2020’s 3rd Best State In America To Drive In

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With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., the website compared all 50 states across 4 dimensions (Cost, Traffic, Safety, and Access) and further broke those down into 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

North Carolina came out just 2 spots below the top, ranked #3 in the nation. South Carolina came in just above the 50% mark at #34 in the nation.

Best & Worst Driving States in America

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score ‘Cost of Ownership & Maintenance’ Rank ‘Traffic & Infrastructure’ Rank ‘Safety’ Rank ‘Access to Vehicles & Maintenance’ Rank
1 Iowa 64.44 9 8 31 22
2 Tennessee 63.43 1 22 35 20
3 North Carolina 62.85 8 29 21 11
4 Texas 62.51 20 41 13 2
5 Nebraska 61.89 13 7 34 32
6 Georgia 61.76 5 36 30 8
7 Virginia 61.57 2 37 32 14
8 Indiana 61.38 4 18 41 19
9 Arkansas 61.02 16 4 36 36
10 Alabama 60.82 7 14 43 25
11 Kansas 60.64 17 6 42 30
12 Kentucky 60.61 10 23 23 31
13 Illinois 60.04 35 31 7 5
14 Wisconsin 59.65 14 16 44 18
15 Florida 59.47 25 45 27 3
16 Oregon 59.33 41 12 10 23
17 Idaho 59.20 32 2 22 45
18 Louisiana 59.13 28 20 11 28
19 New York 58.75 46 38 3 4
20 Oklahoma 58.70 26 13 28 29
21 Mississippi 58.42 11 11 46 37
22 Ohio 58.22 21 26 39 7
23 New Mexico 57.79 27 3 38 44
24 South Carolina 57.57 3 25 45 27
25 Missouri 56.84 6 28 49 10
26 Maine 56.67 23 33 16 35
27 Minnesota 56.59 29 32 20 21
28 North Dakota 56.44 22 10 40 48
29 South Dakota 56.42 12 9 48 41
30 Utah 56.32 36 15 18 33
31 Arizona 55.90 37 19 24 26
32 Michigan 55.87 38 27 26 12
33 Pennsylvania 55.78 40 30 33 6
34 Delaware 55.40 15 42 15 49
35 Massachusetts 55.38 42 50 1 9
36 Vermont 55.28 33 24 14 34
37 Nevada 54.83 45 21 5 38
38 New Hampshire 54.67 24 44 12 40
39 Wyoming 54.63 30 1 47 47
40 Connecticut 54.60 47 34 2 24
41 Montana 54.58 18 5 50 43
42 Alaska 53.89 34 17 17 50
43 New Jersey 53.09 39 48 9 15
44 West Virginia 52.90 19 39 37 42
45 Maryland 51.80 31 49 25 17
46 Colorado 51.80 43 40 29 16
47 California 50.61 49 46 4 1
48 Washington 50.05 48 35 19 13
49 Rhode Island 49.75 44 47 6 46
50 Hawaii 38.77 50 43 8 39

You can read more about the report here on Wallethub.

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