A recent survey by the personal financial website WalletHub lists the best and worst states to drive in, an in what will certainly be a surprise to anyone who has driven Louisiana roads or paid a Louisiana auto insurance premium, the state in not listed among the worst!

Considering a variety of metrics, including traffic congestion, the price of gas and insurance rates, the Pelican State ranks as the 17th best in the entire USA!

Here's WalletHub's "Best and Worst" ranking:


Best States for Driving Worst States for Driving
1 Oregon 41 Maryland
2 Illinois 42 New Jersey
3 Indiana 43 Wyoming
4 Iowa 44 Massachusetts
5 Texas 45 Rhode Island
6 North Carolina 46 New Hampshire
7 Georgia 47 California
8 Arkansas 48 Washington
9 Nebraska 49 Alaska
10 Ohio 50 Hawaii

One of the most surprising - okay, amazing - findings is that in the category of infrastructure, i.e., condition of roads, bridges, etc., the state ranks 21st out of 51. And perhaps even more astonishing, is the state's ranking of ninth when it comes to driver safety.

To see the complete WalletHub "Best and Worst States for Driving" study, JUST CLICK HERE!