CT & NY Score Low in ‘The Best & Worst States for Driving’ Study
Carinsurance.com just released the results of their in-depth study on which states are the Best and Worst States For Driving.
According to the Carinsurance.com article, people in the U.S. drove 3.1 trillion miles last year, which is more than ever. Now that it's summertime, families all across the country are getting revved up for their 2016 vacations, so carinsurance.com decided to conduct a study to find out which states are the best, and which states are the worst for driving.
Each state was scored on the following criteria:
THE TOP 5 BEST STATES TO DRIVE IN
3. New Hampshire
THE TOP 5 WORST STATES TO DRIVE IN
♦How did Connecticut and New York State rate? Not great: Connecticut came in at #33, and New York came in #36.
♦The state with the highest percentage of traffic fatalities at 27.5% was Wyoming which ranked #22. The lowest percentage was 4.9% in Rhode Island. Connecticut came in at 6.9% and NY was only 5.3%
♦The state that averaged the highest dollar amount on yearly car repairs belonged to California at $586. The lowest - $128 in Florida. Connecticut's average driver spent $294 per year on car repairs and NY spent $403.
♦The state with the highest gas prices was California at $2.78/gallon and the state with the lowest price per gallon was Missouri at $1.82/gallon. Connecticut came in at $2.16/gallon and NY came in at $2.18/gallon.
♦The states where you were delayed in traffic the longest was a tie between New York and New Jersey at 74 hours. On the average, Connecticut drivers spent 49 hours/year tied up in traffic.