Iowa among top 5 states to drive in, study says
IOWA (KWQC) - Iowa ranks as the fourth best state to drive in this year, according to a WalletHub study.
The company released the study, 2021′s Best & Worst States to Drive in, on Tuesday.
WalletHub says U.S. traffic congestion cost U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019. The number of drivers on the road has decreased in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 metrics. The data set ranges from road quality, to average gas and rush-hour traffic congestion.
Driving in Iowa:
- 11th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
- 17th – Traffic Fatality Rate
- 16th – Car Theft Rate
- 21st – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
- 21st – Avg. Gas Prices
- 28th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
- 7th – Road Quality
- 15th – Car Dealerships per Capita
Illinois ranked as the 14th most driver-friendly state.
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