New study: Best and worst states to drive in

Where does your state rank on Car Connection's new list.

Although most drivers likely hate driving in their particular state, there are 10 particular states that are the best and worst to drive in, according to a new study by The Car Connection. In order to up with their best and worst list, The Car Connection decided to look at five particular categories: gas prices; miles driven per capita; speed limits, accident rates and speeding tickets. The automotive site then weighed the five criteria against the latest national averages in order to determine which states differed the greatest from the norm.

So what states ranked the highest on Car Connection’s list? Number one on the list was Alaska due to the low number of miles driven by travelers and speeding being a minimal concern. Next up was Utah, a reasonably safe state with high speed limits. Rounding out the top five were three New England states: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Connecticut earned its spot due to its considerably low accident rate, while Rhode Island faired well due to its low ticketing rates and miles driven per capita. Massachusetts, on the other hand, was one of the safest states on the list, posting one of the lowest accident rates.


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I personally love driving in Wyoming. It probably didn't rank highly on their list because of the high number of miles driven on average here, but those miles are unobstructed, highway speed (65mph and 75mph) through some great scenery.