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Study says Detroit is 3rd worst city to drive in for 2017

Best city is Corpus Christi, TX

DETROIT – The Motor City, home to the first paved road in the country, has been ranked the third worst city in America for driving.

According to a study by WalletHub.com using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Detroit is 98th of 100 cities rated.

The study measured several factors such as cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety, and access to vehicles and maintenance.

Here’s a breakdown of how Detroit fared (1-100 1=Best):

  • Cost of Ownership and Maintenance – 89
  • Traffic and infrastructure – 91
  • Safety – 90
  • Access to vehicles and maintenance - 32

The only cities that beat Detroit in earning a terrible driving rating were both cities in California -- San Francisco and Oakland.

Detroit was ranked 46th in annual hours spent in congestion per auto commuter, 63rd in accident likelihood in city versus the national average, 86th in rate of car thefts, 58th in auto-repair shops per capita, 66th in average gas prices, 60th in auto-maintenance costs, 83rd in average parking rates and 69th in car dealerships per capita.

The top rated cities in the U.S. include Greensboro, North Carolina, in third place; Gilbert, Arizona in second; and Corpus Christi, Texas winning.