Austin Places 10th In The Best Cities To Drive Study
Driving your car can make your life easier. Your many daily activities will be much more manageable than riding in public transportation, especially those with busy schedules. You have the privilege to go anywhere without worrying about getting late to your appointments or urgent errands. As the Bureau of Transportation Statistics stated, 87% of daily trips of most Americans take place in personal vehicles. Especially during the pandemic, people fear public transportation, which also increased car sales by 9% in the first quarter of 2021.
WalletHub organized a study to determine among the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. were best and worst cities to drive. Their data set to 30 key indicators, average gas prices in traffic per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita. Austin places 10th with a total score of 62.48, based on the cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, and safety.