Illinois Ranked 2nd Best State To Drive In
This finding might seem to be in contrast to your own personal experience driving here in Illinois, but we’ll share it with you anyway:
WalletHub says Illinois is the second-best state in the union in which to drive a motor vehicle.
Somewhat surprisingly, we score pretty well in categories like Road Quality and Traffic Fatality Rate and Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion. We also rock in the category of Auto-Repair Shops per Capita.
With U.S. traffic congestion costing the average driver more than $1,400 per year and the U.S. ranked 10th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos.
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.
Driving in Illinois (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 15th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
- 10th – Traffic Fatality Rate
- 16th – Car Theft Rate
- 4th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
- 24th – Avg. Gas Prices
- 21st – Road Quality
- 7th – Car Dealerships per Capita
For the full report, check this link.
Best & Worst Driving States
(1 = Best)
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