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Study: Indiana ranks in top 10 best states to drive in

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jan 21, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — Despite making national headlines in 2019 for the potholes that plagued the state's capital, Indiana was named one of the best states for driving.

Wallethub released its study, "2020's Best & Worst States to Drive in" on Tuesday.

The top ten best states for driving are:

  1. Iowa
  2. Tennessee
  3. North Carolina
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska
  6. Georgia
  7. Virginia
  8. Indiana
  9. Arkansas
  10. Alabama

The top ten worst states for driving are:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Washington
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Maryland
  7. West Virginia
  8. New Jersey
  9. Alaska
  10. Montana

The report's findings were based on a comparison of the states' cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance.

Not only did Indiana come in as the eighth-best state for driving, but Hoosiers were also ranked with the fourth-lowest amount of auto maintenance costs.

Source: WalletHub

Indianapolis drivers may disagree with Wallethub's findings — citing potholes as the reason.

However, potholes would fall under Wallethub's traffic and infrastructure study, where "rush hour traffic" had the most weight in metric.