I love lists. Truly, I'm a sucker for some calculated data used for ranking purposes. WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to determine which are the most driver-friendly. Factors in this report include things like average gas prices, how many hours spent in traffic, and even how many auto-repair shops there are per capita.

Boise, Idaho rounds out the top 5 being one of the best places to drive in the United States! Are you surprised? I feel like I'm not. I haven't even lived here a month but right away I was able to get a feel for the driving. The rush hour traffic isn't anything too unbearable, the roads themselves are in pretty good condition, and the drivers seem to be overall considerate. Boise was also ranked 3rd in terms of safety. If I had to describe the driving style of Boise in one word, it would be "cautious" which is a really good thing! The world needs more defensive drivers like yourself. I moved here from Indianapolis which is ranked 44 on the list and I feel like I'm one of the more crazier drivers on the roads here.

Here are the top 10 best cities to drive in:

  1. Lincoln, NE
  2. Raleigh, NC
  3. Corpus Christi, TX
  4. Greensboro, NC
  5. Boise, ID
  6. Plano, TX
  7. Winston-Salem, NC
  8. Nashville, TN
  9. Orlando, FL
  10. Omaha, NE

And here are the top 10 worst cities for drivers:

  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Philadelphia, PA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. New York, NY
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Chicago, IL
  8. San Bernardino, CA
  9. Newark, NJ
  10. Seattle, WA