New York And New Jersey Cities Worst To Drive In According To Study
According to the Department of Transportation, there are two types of traffic congestion. The two types are recurring and non-recurring. According to the DOT, half of all congestion is of the recurring variety. It happens daily due to a lack of capacity on highways and interstates. Non-recurring traffic congestion is typically caused by traffic accidents, construction, and weather delays. The primary culprit in non-recurring traffic congestion is the weather, which accounts for 15% of all of this type of congestion. Another primary factor in non-recurring traffic is the human element, which includes traffic accidents that are not directly attributable to weather.
NBC New York reports that a Wallet Hub study has revealed that New York and New Jersey cities are among the worst to drive in.
Wallet Hub looked at the 100 largest cities across the country and ranked them across 30 indicators of driver-friendliness. They then used these rankings to determine the best and the worst cities to drive in.
Key indicators included the cost of gas per gallon, hours spent in traffic congestion, and the number of auto repair shops per capita. These rankings were then divided into four categories: cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance.
Newark, New Jersey came in at number 96 of 100. It placed 97th in the traffic and infrastructure category. As far as safety is concerned, Newark placed 84th.
New York City came in at number 92 overall and ranked 93rd when it comes to ownership and maintenance. However, New York City ranked at the bottom, number 100, when it came to traffic and infrastructure. However, the city placed 16th when it came to safety.
On the brighter side, New York City had the third-lowest auto-theft rate.