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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s 9th worst state to drive in

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s 9th worst state to drive in, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019 but driving reduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2021’s best and worst states to drive in.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

Driving in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 48th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 41st – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 39th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 46th – Road Quality
  • 41st – Total Extra Vehicle Operating Costs per Driver

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 best states to drive in:
  1. Texas
  2. Indiana
  3. North Carolina
  4. Iowa
  5. Tennessee

Here are the top 5 worst states to drive in:

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. Washignton
  4. Maryland
  5. Delaware

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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