Best and Worst States to Drive In – Where Do NC and SC Rank?

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The dreaded nightmare that is traffic will seemingly always be a headache that commuters have to deal with. Whether it be rush hour, vacations or holidays, congested roadways will continue to remain a concern.

With the U.S. having three out of the world’s 25 worst cities for traffic and 18 of the worst 25 in North America, motorists want to know that they will be driving on safe and well-maintained roads before venturing out on them. The World Economics Forum places the U.S. at rank 17 of 141 when it comes to road quality.

WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 key components of a positive commute. The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush hour traffic congestion to road quality.

Overall, one being the best, North Carolina ranked three on the list whereas South Carolina ranked 24. When it comes to Traffic and Infrastructure, North Carolina ranked 29 and South Carolina ranked 25. For Safety, North Carolina ranked 21 and South Carolina ranked 45.

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