Average commute time 23.3 minutes
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) — Kentucky ranks 27th for best state for drivers, according to a study by Bankrate, a New York-based consumer financial services company.
States were ranked based on:
- Average commute times, from the census.
- Average annual auto insurance costs, from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
- Estimated average annual spending on fuel, using data from the Oil Price Information Service and the Department of Transportation.
- Average cost of a car repair, from CarMD.
- Rate of car thefts relative to population, from the FBI.
- Motor vehicle deaths relative to miles driven, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For each category states were given a score of 0 to 10, with 60 being the maximum score. Kentucky scored a 33.2. Iowa was No. 1 with a score of 48. California was last with a score of 21.
Kentucky was ranked based on:
- Average commute time of 23.3 minutes.
- Average annual insurance cost of $870.
- Average annual cost of gasoline is $1,173.
- Average cost of repairs is $390.
- 175.9 car thefts per every 100,000 people.
- 1.4 car fatalities per every 100,000 miles driven.