Oregon February 01, 2018
Oregon Has Safer Roads Than Almost Any Other State In The Country
Congratulations, Oregon! We’ve been ranked as the
sixth best state for driving in the nation. According to a new study from Wallet Hub, the Beaver State has some of the safest and well-maintained roads in the country.
Oregon has scored high on Wallet Hub's new driving study, which compared all 50 states across 23 key indicators of a positive commute.
Top indicators included traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance.
The Beaver State came in sixth place overall with a total score of 60.86, while Texas took home the top spot with 63.68.
Other states that ranked highly included Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and North Carolina. Hawaii was ranked worst overall, with Washington coming in 49th place.
Our state came in first place for low auto maintenance costs, and ranked in the top half for availability of cars.
We also won the honor of having the highest average gas prices in the nation.
In what may come as a surprise to some Oregon drivers, our state was ranked 17th in traffic and congestion.
Apparently rush-hour traffic was not as bad here as in some other states.
Oregon also scored high on safety, thanks to our strict seat belt laws as well as cell phone use restrictions.
All in all, this survey found Oregon roads to be some of the best in the entire country.
What do you think about the results of this study? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
Want to take a drive on some of Oregon’s most beautiful roads? Check out our previous article:
The 11 Best Backroads For A Long Scenic Drive.