Is Idaho really one of the best states to drive in?
I have seen more times than I can remember on Facebook people complaining about how bad drivers are in Idaho, but this doesn't isn't about bad or good drivers. This is all about the commuting conditions. Here's what WalletHub did to give us the 2023's Best & Worst States To Drive In "To help drivers identify the states that provide the best commuting conditions, WalletHub compared the 50 states across four key dimensions: 1) Cost of Ownership & Maintenance, 2) Traffic & Infrastructure, 3) Safety and 4) Access to Vehicles & Maintenance."
Throughout their research, they discovered that Idaho has one of the lowest car theft rates and is ranked 4th lowest while Vermont is the lowest ranked 1st and Colorado is the highest when it comes to car theft.
So what propelled Idaho to being one of the best states to drive in?
One of the biggest reasons Idaho is such a great place to drive in is that it ranks 2nd for traffic and infrastructure. Traffic & infrastructure is broken down into the following:
- Share of rush-hour traffic congestion
- Increase in vehicle travel on highways
- The Number of days with precipitation
- The Number of Icy Days
- The number of strong wind & hail storm reports
- Average community time by car
- Road quality
- Bridge quality
- Roadway miles per 1,000 persons.
Overall Idaho is ranked one of the best places to drive in the country, keep scrolling and you'll find out where Idaho is ranked. First, though let's look at where the 10 worst states to drive in are.