New Reports Names the Best and Worst States for Driving

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Foster City, CA, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the summer road trip season right around the corner, , a one-stop destination for unbiased, expert advice on car insurance, released a new report ranking the best and worst states for driving. Based on the latest numbers for eight metrics that relate to car ownership, Utah is the best state for driving. California’s poor drivability drove it down to the bottom of this year’s rankings.’s annual report measures each state based on a series of factors, which includes:

Utah earned the recognition as the best state for driving this year due to the state’s low crash-related fatalities and excellent road conditions, as well as lower-than-average congestion, uninsured drivers, and auto insurance costs. Utah is a perennial top state for driving, having finished sixth in last year’s report. 

Last year’s winner, Minnesota, finished a close second, with the deciding difference with Utah being the road conditions. Only one-quarter of Utah’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition. That’s compared to slightly more than half of Minnesota’s. Along with Utah and Minnesota, the list of the “best states for driving” includes:

For some states though, the road to being ranked proved bumpy, with California receiving the unwanted distinction of being the worst state for driving. Although the Golden State ranked highly in driving-related fatalities, it was not enough to overcome poor showings in nearly every other category this year.

Arkansas, 2018’s lowest-ranked state, improved its rating to 48, but still performed poorly in every category except for congestion and repair costs. Meanwhile, Louisiana escaped being last this year thanks in part to its low gas prices. Louisiana has one of the lowest average gas prices in the country ($2.55). Rounding out the worst states for driving are the following51. California

50. Louisiana

49. Mississippi

48. Arkansas

47. Oklahoma

46. Rhode Island

45. Texas

44. Connecticut

43. Delaware

42. Florida 

“With many people starting to plan out their summer road trips, always lurking are those unexpected events that threaten to put the brakes on the fun,” said Michelle Megna, editorial director at “With this report, drivers can factor into their plans driving conditions across the country, so they can avoid costly bumps in the road when it comes to things such as rising gas prices, poor road conditions, traffic congestion and more.” 

To view the full report, and see where your state ranks, please visit to access it . is a one-stop online destination for car insurance information, providing unbiased, expert advice on how to shop for insurance plans, what consumers should pay and what coverage they can get from a policy. Since 2003, has been educating consumers through its breadth of expert content, tools, and in-depth studies to help site visitors make informed decisions about their car insurance. 

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Rick Judge
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Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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