The Best And Worst U.S. States For Drivers, According To Statistics

No Surprise–Drivers Struggle In California

A map highlights the worst U.S. states to drive in.
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Believe it or not, California is not the worst state to drive in. But it’s not the best, either. The 2020 WalletHub consensus ranks California as the fourth worst state. Out of every U.S. state, California has the worst traffic congestion, the second-highest gas prices, and the fifth-highest rate of car theft.

Southern California has far worse roads than Northern California, according to a 2018 Allstate survey. As of April 2020, 67% of California’s roads are in poor condition. A Haven Life study adds that the state has the longest commutes in all of America.