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A study published by WalletHub on Tuesday lists the Evergreen State as the third worst state to drive in.

The study was broken down into four scoring categories with rankings 1 through 50 which represented the total number of states, the lower the ranking the worse the score.

The scoring categories are "Cost of Ownership & Maintenance’"rank, "Traffic and Infrastructure" rank, "Safety" rank and "Access to Vehicles and Maintenance" rank. Washington was ranked 48 for cost of ownership and maintenance, 35 for traffic and infrastructure, 19 for safety and 13 for access to vehicles and maintenance.

In addition to the scores, the study stated that Washington state has the third highest gas prices in the country.

According to the study, the number one state to drive in is Iowa and the worst state to drive in is Hawaii.

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The Rural Realist

JohnQ, it's so sweet how you suggest that the people we have here from California are legal citizens and not illegal immigrants.

JohnQPublic

Did I miss something? Never did I intend my initial comment to be about illegal immigrants.

Whatsthisworldcomingto

It's acceptable, in this state, to hold up traffic ( 10+ cars) while going UNDER the speed limit and FORCE people to pass when NOT NECESSARY as a COP is going past in the other direction!? . It's also acceptable, in this state, to PULL OUT IN FRONT OF OTHERS WHILE YOU proceed to do UNDER the speed limit IN FRONT OF those that YOU pulled out in front of I begin with!!

To those INCONSIDERATE and DANGEROUS DRIVERS out there as described above, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE OUT OF THIS STATE! Montana is 80 MILES PER HOUR!...and MOST OTHER STATES HAVE SIMILAR, if not faster speed limits with SEMI TRUCKS GOING FASTER THAN YOU AND THEY WILL KILL YOU .... THEY WILL RUN YIU OVER!!

DO NOT justify your RECKLESS actions on OTHERS such as ENTERING a FREEWAY (70 MPH.) GOING 40 MILES PER HOUR!!!!.. PLEASE LEARN HOW TO DRIVE RESPONSIBLY OR DO NOT DRIVE AT ALL!!!!

WHAT gives YOU the right to jeopardise MY LIFE and MY FAMILIE'S LIFE !!??? ....NOT BEING LEGAL, BY LAW, IS NO EXCUSE!!!!!

The Rural Realist

Are you suggesting that immigrants struggle to grasp the intricacies of operating a motor vehicle here the United States. Shame on you. I think by today's standards, you are now a racist. Its probably a good thing you use a fictitious pen name when you write because you very well could lose your job for stating such an obviously destructive and hate filled comment.

JohnQPublic

I'm not suggesting anything about immigrants. Let me help you because you can't get there on your own--lots of people moved here from sunnier STATES. Those which typically don't get snow or inclement weather don't know how to drive in it. WashDOT hasn't kept up with road use v. road access. I would say that non-native Americans (or immigrants, if you must label them) are better drivers than most Californians that moved up here. Thinking isn't a strong skill in your toolbox--it's okay. I forgive you for labeling me as a racist and how you think my opinion about WA being a bad state to drive in would encroach upon my employment.

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JohnQPublic

Oh, it's Inslee's fault alright. He has ownership over this department as the governor. So, he's letting it happen, it's his fault and his responsibility to fix it.

JohnQPublic

They could have polled any native Washingtonian about how driving has changed since there has been a massive influx of out-of-staters in the last 25 years.

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