How Does New York Rank With Best States to Drive In?
The debate has been going on since the car was invented, which state has the worst drivers? That argument will never be settled because it's subjective. In my opinion, for example, every driver from New Jersey should have to re-take their license exam. You may feel the same about Massachusetts.
Let that debate continue while we examine how New York ranks with the best state, or the worst state, to drive in.
The experts at Wallet Hub recently did a study of the best and worst state to drive in. As you might expect they examined rush hour traffic and congested roads. Wallet Hub also took into consideration gas prices, road conditions, safety and even access to car washes to arrive at their findings.
Rather than listing all 50 states, let's focus on the 9 states in the northeast. How does New York rank among the best and worst states to drive in?
#9 - RHODE ISLAND (47th overall)
#8 - NEW HAMPSHIRE (#43 overall)
#7 - NEW JERSEY (#40 overall)
#6 - PENNSYLVANIA (#6 overall)
#5 - VERMONT (#38 overall)
#4 - MASSACHUSETTS (#36 overall)
#3 - CONNECTICUT (#34 overall)
#2 - NEW YORK (#32 overall)
- Ranked #7 in safety
- Ranked #3 with access to maintenance
- Ranked #46 in cost
- Ranked #46 in traffic
#1 - VERMONT (#32 overall)
Good news is that New York is ranked the second best state to drive in the northeast. Bad news is that we rank in the lower half of the country as the 34th best state to drive in.