With U.S. traffic congestion costing the average driver $1,400 per year and the U.S. ranked 13th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 23 key metrics. The dataset ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

Driving in Rhode Island (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 38th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 40th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
  • 32nd – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 28th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 47th – Road Quality
  • 47th – Car Dealerships per Capita

For the full report, visit:https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-drive-in/43012/

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).