This Washington City Is One Of The Worst Places For Drivers

By Zuri Anderson

October 12, 2022

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Driving can be comforting and convenient, but it can also be a hassle. Motorists have to grapple with traffic congestion, poor roads, accidents, and weather conditions. These issues vary depending on where you live, especially in a country as big as the United States.

WalletHub got curious and found the best and worst places in the country for drivers. Researchers "compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key indicators of driver-friendliness. Our data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita," according to the website.

One Washington city broke into the Top 10 when it came to the worst cities for drivers, and that's Seattle. The Emerald City also got dinged for having the highest auto maintenance costs and the many days of rain and snow.

Here are 2022's best cities to drive in:

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina
  2. Plano, Texas
  3. Corpus Christi, Texas
  4. Greensboro, North Carolina
  5. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  6. Lincoln, Nebraska
  7. Jacksonville, Florida
  8. Arlington, Texas
  9. Garland, Texas
  10. Orlando, Florida

2022's worst cities to drive in:

  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Detroit, Michigan
  3. Oakland, California
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Chicago, Illinois
  6. New York, New York
  7. Washington D.C.
  8. Baltimore, Maryland
  9. Seattle, Washington
  10. Los Angeles, California

Check out the full report on WalletHub.

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