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‘Best & Worst States to Drive In’: How Does Texas Stack Up?

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With America ranked as number 13 in the world for road quality and traffic congestion costing the average U.S. driver $1,400 per year, it’s good to have the inside scoop on where the most cost-effective and time-saving places to drive are. That’s why WalletHub recently released its 2018 report on the “Best & Worst States to Drive in.”

In an effort to source the U.S. states which are the most driver-friendly, the personal finance website compared all of them over 23 integral metrics. This detail ranged from items of concern for drivers such as rush-hour traffic to average gas prices to road quality, and you’ll be interested to learn how Texas ranked in the study.

‘Best & Worst States to Drive In’: How Does Texas Stack Up?

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Ranging from number one equaling “best” to number 25 equaling “average”, here are the stats for the Lone Star State.

  • Ranked 2nd: Car Dealerships Per Capita
  • Ranked 3rd: Average Gas Prices
  • Ranked 6th: Auto-Repair Shops Per Capita
  • Ranked 21st: Auto Maintenance Costs
  • Ranked 22nd: Road Quality
  • Ranked 28th: Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • Ranked 28th: Traffic Fatality Rate
‘Best & Worst States to Drive In’: How Does Texas Stack Up?

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It appears, by study results, that Texas has some improvements it could make. The full report cited that America can actually lay claim to having 11 of the worst cities in the world for traffic, and when it comes to road quality, the U.S. only ranked 13th out of 138 countries reviewed by the World Economic Forum. It really gives you something to think about, and thankfully, something to plan for when it comes to both your budget and your peace of mind. If you’re interested in reading the full report and learning more about how Texas stacked up against other states, please visit the link provided here.