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Study: Maryland ranked as 2023’s 5th worst state to drive in

BALTIMORE, MD—With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 51 hours and $869 during 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.

Maryland placed at the bottom of the list, coming in at No. 46 out of 50 states.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

Driving in Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 44th – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 17th – Car Theft Rate
  • 17th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
  • 30th – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 38th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 36th – Road Quality
  • 29th – Car Dealerships per Capita

The full report is available here on WalletHub.

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