Study: Illinois ranked second-best U.S. state for driving

Traffic jam, Photo Date: 10/21/2013 / Cropped Photo: David Wilson / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A recent WalletHub study suggests driving in Illinois might be better than you expect.

Illinois was named the second-best state to get behind the wheel. WalletHub ranked states in its '2019 Best & Worst States To Drive In' study based on criteria related to the quality of driving.

In particular, Illinois ranked among the top ten states for auto-repair shops per capita (4th), access to vehicles and maintenance (5th) safety (6th), car dealerships per capita (7th). Some of the state's lowest criteria rankings came from road quality (21st) and gas prices (24th), but both were above national average.

Oregon was named the best U.S. state for driving, while Hawaii was ranked the worst.

For the complete study, click here