There were over 36,000 fatalities from traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018. Most of these accidents took place in major metropolitan areas that often have large highways and interstates packed with thousands of drivers. While driving conditions vary nationwide, in each state, there is at least one city where driving stands out as especially stressful, time consuming, and dangerous.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed traffic fatality rates, commute times, traffic delays and associated costs, and the rate of car theft in hundreds of American cities to determine the worst city to drive in every state. Data came from several sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
While most factors affecting a commute are outside of a driver’s control, some cars can help reduce the stress of driving. Certain car brands have a reputation for making vehicles that require little maintenance and have high gas mileage, which can help drivers lower gas and maintenance cost, and contain safety features to help drivers avoid accidents or keep car occupants safer. These are the car brands with the happiest drivers.