Owning a vehicle has not always been an advantage – it comes with insurance, gasoline payments, maintenance and many other frustrating things. However, there are states in the US where the financial pain is not as strident. The latest study says that Idaho is the best state for drivers.
According the a study, living in a state where there are more open spaces is more financially convenient if you are owning a vehicle. In its search to find which are the best states to be a driver in, the research has also considered fatal crashes, vehicle thefts and traffic densities. When the study analyzed all of the collected data, Idaho surfaced at the top of all other states, whereas at the bottom of the list was the state of Louisiana.
In the state of Idaho, regular commutes are of about 20 minutes. Insurance and gas bills are very low compared to other states. One chapter in which Idaho didn’t came on top was car thefts, the state having theft rates just below the national average. Not everything is bells and whistles in Idaho however, the state has a worrying rate of fatal crashes, which is above the national average.
Ohio has the biggest gasoline prices, followed by Hawaii. The next states that helped Idaho in completing the podium were Vermount and Wyoming. While at the end of the spectrum lay Louisiana and New jersey. The study pretty much confirms the theory that the rural areas of the country offer the best driving experience. Obviously, population density had the largest impact over the ranking.
Chris Kahn, statistics analyst involved in the research says that the best states for motorists tend to have an abundance of wide-open areas, whereas the most congested states tend to be those of whose urbanization is significantly greater. Living in such a state comes with a negative impact on the drivers’ wallets too.
According to previous studies, this was not the first time the region of Idaho ranked this highly. In other studies however, which took in consideration other factors, Washington came up on top.
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