Thursday, October 14, 2010

Worste States for Drivers

Yahoo via Forbes ranked the Best and Worst states for drivers, see summary article here:
Forbes put together its ratings of the best and worst states to drive using a number of published studies evaluating different elements of the driving experience. All the studies touched in major ways on pocketbook issues. Giving the studies equal weight, we used their 1-to-50 rankings to figure out which states were friendly to motorists, and which were not
As you can imagine, Michigan did not fare well - No. 4
No. 4 Michigan - Ironically the center of America's remaining auto manufacturing is none too friendly to end-use customers. The Wolverine State really chews up motorists on insurance, with the country's second-highest average rates.
Numbers 1, 2 and 3 were California, Illinois, and New York.

Car insurance was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back for us...Amica wrote us this past August that we will be receiving a revised bill/statement to reflect that our 18 year old son, who is 550 miles away at school, will be added to our policy.  No and ifs or buts.  So we said "take this insurance and ...".  To make matters worse, Ann Arbor usually has the state's highest gas prices.


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