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Methodology

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Weighted rankings were calculated based on the following:

Annual traffic deaths per 100,000 – 20%

Average annual insurance cost as percent of median household income – 20%

Percent of roads in poor/mediocre condition – 20%

Estimated cost per motorist in state to repair roads and bridges – 10%Best and worst states for driving infographic

Average price of gallon of gas – 10%

Yearly delay per auto commuter – 10%

Percent of bridges deemed structurally deficient – 5%

Estimated percent of uninsured drivers – 5%

Sources:

Average annual cost of insurance: 

CarInsurance.com commissioned Quadrant Information Services to field rates from six major insurers in 10 ZIP codes of each state.

 

Median annual household income: 

U.S. Census Bureau

 

Estimated percentage of uninsured motorists:

Insurance Information Institute

 

Annual traffic deaths per 100,000 population (2014):

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute

 

Percent of roads in poor/mediocre condition:

Percent of bridges deemed structurally deficient:

Estimated cost per motorist in state to repair roads and bridges:

U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Average price of regular gasoline (4/8/2016)

AAA Fuel Gauge Report

 

Yearly delay per auto conmuter:

Most congested city in state:

Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard

 

Number of byways:

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

 

Driver survey:

CarInsurance.com commissioned Op4g to conduct a survey of 1000 drivers. The online survey was fielded in March 2016.

 

 

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