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WalletHub: New Jersey ranked 8th worst state to drive in

NEW JERSEY – A new study ranked New Jersey as the 8th worst state to drive in.

WalletHub released their 2020’s best and worst states to drive in on Tuesday.

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

  • 40th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 31st – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 42nd – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 46th – Road Quality
  • 32nd – Average Annual Car Insurance Premium

Here are the top 10 best states to drive in:

  1. Iowa
  2. Tennessee
  3. North Carolina
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska
  6. Georgia
  7. Virginia
  8. Indiana
  9. Arkansas
  10. Alabama

Here are the top 10 worst states to drive in:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Washington
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Maryland
  7. West Virginia
  8. New Jersey
  9. Alaska
  10. Montana

To see the full list, click here.

Source: WalletHub

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 share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.


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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