The 10 Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Drivers

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Oakland comes in dead last in a ranking of the best and worst US cities in which to drive by WalletHub. By contrast, Raleigh, North Carolina, earns the top honors. Among the factors: traffic jams, the cost of buying and owning a car, the accident rate (even the rate of “hard-braking” incidents logged), and the weather. Here are the top 10 and the bottom 10 in the list of 100 large cities, along with their overall ranking out of 100:

  • Raleigh, North Carolina, 67.52
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, 66.09
  • Greensboro, North Carolina, 66.01
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 65.62
  • Corpus Christi, Texas, 64.31
  • Boise, Idaho, 64.25
  • Jacksonville, Florida, 64.24
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, 63.03
  • Tampa, Florida, 62.50
  • Austin, Texas, 62.48

The bottom-ranking cities on the list:

  • San Bernardino, California, 44.23
  • Washington, DC, 42.50
  • Baltimore, 42.03
  • Los Angeles, 41.35
  • Chicago, 40.69
  • New York City, 40.69
  • Philadelphia, 37.88
  • San Francisco, 36.11
  • Detroit, 35.92
  • Oakland, 34.20
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