Driving in the Mile High City has become more frustrating in recent years with traffic congestion increasing. A WalletHub study released Tuesday backed how many Coloradans feel: the state isn’t the best place to drive in, and according to the study, it’s the 10th worst state in the nation to hit the road in.
Congestion cost U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019 and an average of 99 hours of their time, according to INRIX. Traffic is far from the only concern on the road. People want to know that they will be safe and drive where they need to at a reasonable cost.
WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 key indicators ranging from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.
Here’s how Colorado ranked among the 50 states in a few of the factors:
- 40th – Share of rush-hour traffic congestion
- 24th – Traffic fatality rate
- 49th – Car theft rate
- 18th – Auto repair shops per capita
- 33rd – Average gas prices
- 26th – Auto maintenance costs
- 33rd – Road quality
- 32nd – Car dealerships per capita
Texas, Indiana and North Carolina are the best states to drive in, while Hawaii, California and Washington were the worst.
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