WalletHub.com does studies, and it does them well. It makes sense because it’s a personal finance website that relies on facts and figures and number crunching for consumers.
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 determined that 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.
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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