Have you ever wondered what state in our country is the best one to drive in when it comes to road congestion, gas prices and rush hour traffic? We upstate New Yorkers have it pretty good overall. Even though everyone we knows says, "New York City is a traffic nightmare!", as a state with a whole lot of rural territory, we ranked 19th out of 50 states in the country for driving on Wallethub's report "2021's Best & Worst States to Drive in".

Wallethub compared 31 different metrics for each state with the following key factors:
– Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion (NYS ranked 19th)
– Traffic Fatality Rate (NYS ranked 1st) – Car Theft Rate (NYS ranked 3rd)
– Auto-Repair Shops per Capita (NYS ranked 3rd)
– Avg. Gas Prices (NYS ranked 40th)
– Auto-Maintenance Costs (NYS ranked 46th)
– Road Quality (NYS ranked 34th)
– Car Dealerships per Capita (NYS ranked 5th)

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

Source: WalletHub
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Here are the top 20 best states for driving:

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    20

    Oklahoma

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    19

    New York

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    18

    Montana

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    17

    Georgia

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    16

    Virginia

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    15

    North Dakota

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    14

    Illinois

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    13

    Nebraska

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    12

    Kansas

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    11

    Wisconsin

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    10

    Ohio

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    9

    South Dakota

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    8

    Idaho

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    7

    Maine

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    6

    Kentucky

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    5

    Tennessee

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    4

    Iowa

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    3

    North Carolina

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    2

    Indiana

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    1

    Texas