Survey ranks California among worst states to drive in

Byby Jobina Fortson via KGO logo
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Driving in California can be bad. Like... really bad. And a new survey proves that.

LOS GATOS, Calif. (KGO) -- A new ranking shows California is almost the worst state to drive in.

California ranked 47th overall in the report.

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We came in at 40 for highest auto maintenance costs, 42 for rush-hour traffic congestion, 47 for highest car theft rate, and 49 for highest average gas prices.

The Golden State did come in number 1 in one category -- the most car washes per capita.

WalletHub says researchers compared all 50 states across what they called 30 key indicators of a positive commute like road quality and safety. Oregon ranked #1 as the best state to drive in. It's interesting since it's surrounded by states that were at the bottom of the list.

See the WalletHub report here.