As a personal finance website, WalletHub covers a lot of territory, all revolving around consumer assistance. It features practical advice about automobiles to credit cards and insurance to real estate agents.
It’s all about numbers, statistics and analysis.
In the automotive field, WalletHub has a series of studies, the most recent on the 2019 Best & Worst Cities to Drive in. The numbers are revealing.
WalletHub.com reports California is among the worst states to driven in.
The website determined congestion costs the average driver in the United States more than $1,400 per year. The U.S. is ranked 10th in the world in road quality in the recently released study.
The Weekly Driver Podcast is produced in Sacramento, so co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia were particularly interested in how California ranks in different areas.
Consider California’s numbers (1=Best; 25=Ave.):
• 42nd – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
• 47th – Car Theft Rate
• 49th – Avg. Gas Prices
• 40th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
• 47th – Road Quality
To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality. The full study lists the results for all states.
Jill Gonzalez, a WalletHub analyst, discusses the website’s latest study and how it relates to consumers. And we talk with her in our second video podcast below and our 71st episode overall.
Here’s the link to the audio-only version: WORST DRIVING CITIES/STATES
WalletHub also has automotive studies on the following topics:
• Best & Worst Cities to Drive in
• Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers
• Best & Worst Cities for Staycations
• Credit Score & Car Insurance Report
• Strictest And Most Lenient States On DUI
To read the complete results, visit: WALLETHUB.com
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