Vermont is ranked the 5th-best state for drivers, according to a new report from Bankrate.com. High scores for having the least number of auto thefts fewer incidents of car fatalities and below average insurance costs gave Vermont the top five rank. The cost of gasoline is higher than most states and repairs in Vermont are about average. Insurance in Vermont also tends to be relatively low. New Hampshire ranked 8th in the report. The Granite State is among the safest states for both cars and drivers with a low car theft rate is third and the state has the fifth lowest rate of driving fatalities in the nation, with just 0.73 deaths per 100 million miles driven, less than half that of the deadliest states.
Iowa is ranked the best state for drivers and California ranked last. The study evaluated 50 US states based on several factors that impact drivers, including commute time, annual insurance premiums, gas expenditure, cost of car repairs, car thefts and auto fatalities.