The Worst And Best Cities To Drive In Throughout America

According to a 2018 Gallop poll, only 44% of Americans enjoy driving even a little bit. If you’re a member of the majority who doesn’t like to drive, you may live in one of the worst areas for motorists. Road quality, traffic frequency, gas prices, and repair cost all significantly impact our driving experience.

In some cities, you can drive effortlessly without worry. Others contribute to the six million automobile accidents every year. Honolulu, Madison, San Diego — can you guess which cities are the best and worse to drive in? These statistics might end up influencing your next road trip.

WORST: Honolulu, Hawaii

A visitor texts before crossing the street in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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The 2019 WalletHub study ranked Honolulu as the worst city to drive in the United States. Along with the city’s crowded streets, few auto repair shops are available for maintenance. Honolulu also has one of the highest gas prices in the nation at $4.17 per gallon.

Because of the high housing cost in Hawaii, parking and automobile costs skyrocket as well. Waze spokesperson Julie Mossler added that “Honolulu was found to have the most road hazards (e.g., accidents and roadkill).” Despite the city’s scenic views, the local government has struggled to care of their roads.