Worst Cities for Car Drivers

Traffic jams, road construction, bad weather, lack of parking, cost of gas, likelihood of an accident, and even the cost of vehicle ownership can all contribute to numerous everyday challenges for drivers. NerdWallet has analyzed driving conditions, time spent driving and insurance costs to rank the worst cities in the United States for drivers on the road.

NerdWallet looked at 50 of the largest metro areas in the U.S. and considered these seven factors to determine the 10 worst cities for drivers in 2015:

  • How bad are delays?
  • How congested is it during peak commute times?
  • How’s the weather?
  • Is parking available?
  • How much does car insurance cost annually?
  • How expensive is gas?
  • Is there a higher chance for an accident?

 

# 7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Overall score: 45.88)

Philadelphia drivers saw 113 days of precipitation in 2012, and area drivers are 61.2% more likely go get into an accident than drivers in other major U.S. cities.

On average, car owners can expect to pay $1,278.20 for auto insurance in Philly, over $170 more than the national average. Gas prices are costly as well at 16 cents above the average U.S. cost per gallon.

George A. Pester, CIC

Vice President Private Client Group

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