According to a study by Wallethub.com, Seattle has the absolute *honor* of being the seventh worst city to drive in for 2019. Hot dang, woohoo!
Data ranges include average gas prices, annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter, auto-repair shops per capita, and more.
Here’s the get-down:
Driving in Seattle (1=Best; 50=Avg.)
65th – Annual Hours Spent in Congestion per Auto Commuter
88th – Accident Likelihood in City vs. National Avg.
61st – Rate of Car Thefts
57th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
83rd – Avg. Gas Prices
99th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
76th – Avg. Parking Rates
Here’s the top 10 worst cities to drive in case you're curious:
- Raleigh, NC
- Orlando, FL
- Lincoln, NE
- Tampa, FL
- Winston-Salem, NC
- Birmingham, AL
- Corpus Christi, TX
- Boise, ID
- Charlotte, NC
- Greensboro, NC
But there is good news here! Last year, Wallethub reported that Seattle was the fifth worst city to drive in for 2018 so let's consider this growth, friends.