A report has determined that the city of Detroit is the worst city in America to drive in.

The financial website WalletHub has come out with their latest report, in this report they compared the 100 largest cities in America to determine which cities are the worst to drive in.

According to their methodology, to determine the best and worst cities for drivers, WalletHub compared a sample of the 100 most populated U.S. cities across four key dimensions:

1) Cost of Ownership & Maintenance

2) Traffic & Infrastructure

3) Safety

4) Access to Vehicles & Maintenance.

Unfortunately Detroit placed in the bottom 15 in 3 out of the 4 dimensions:

  • 86th place for cost of ownership and maintenance
  • 96th place for traffic and infrastructure
  • 99th place for safety

What I find hard to believe is how Detroit came in 47th out of the 100 cities for access to vehicles and maintenance.  Are we not the headquarters of some of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world?

Here are some other interesting facts:

Curbed.com found that people across the United States continue to choose traveling by car because of "comfort and reliability”.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics found that 87% of our daily trips take place in personal vehicles.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that us Americans spent an average of 17,600 minutes driving in 2016.

I guess you should be careful when driving in Michigan’s largest city, Detroit.

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