Maryland Ranks Last in “Traffic & Infrastructure” Category of “Best & Worst States to Drive In” List

Courtesy of WalletHub

With traffic congestion costing the average U.S. driver around 50 hours of their time each year, leading to hundreds of dollars in productivity losses, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Best & Worst States to Drive In. Maryland came in ranked 40th overall, and dead last in the “Traffic & Infrastructure” category.

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.

Best States for Driving Worst States for Driving
1. Iowa 41. Montana
2. Georgia 42. Vermont
3. Kansas 43. Rhode Island
4. Oklahoma 44. Nevada
5. Alabama 45. Massachusetts
6. North Carolina 46. California
7. Ohio 47. West Virginia
8. Tennessee 48. Delaware
9. Texas 49. Washington
10. North Dakota 50. Hawaii

Best vs. Worst

  • Maryland Ranks 40th overall and 50th in the  Traffic & Infrastructure category
  • West Virginia has the least rush-hour traffic congestion – 14.5 times less than California, which has the most.
  • Texas has the lowest average gas price – 1.8 times lower than California, which has the highest.
  • New Hampshire has the fewest car thefts per capita – 11.7 times fewer than Colorado, which has the most.
  • California has the most auto-repair shops per capita – 7.8 times more than Hawaii, which has the fewest.
  • Ohio has the lowest average car insurance rate– 2.5 times lower than Florida, which has the highest.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

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