Maryland ranked 3rd worst state to drive in

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 08:21:46-05

People often joke Marylanders can't drive weill, even on a clear, sunny day. Turns out there may be some proof to that.

WalletHub released its list of 2018's best and worst states to drive in, and Maryland was ranked 48! The third worst state to drive in. In the nation the only states that did worse are Washington and Hawaii.

WalletHub looked at several factors, including the cost of maintaining a car, traffic safety, gas prices, road conditions, and congestion.

Maryland did very poorly when it came to the amount of time drivers spend in rush hour traffic, the amount of congestion on the roads, and the miles people drive every day. In fact Maryland has the second highest percentage of rush hour congestion in the country, only California had more.

The study ranked Texas as the best state to drive in, followed by Kansas and Nebraska.