WASHINGTON – Sitting in traffic can be frustrating, especially with all of the region’s traffic jams. But, congestion isn’t the only reason the D.C. area is on a list of the worst places to own a car.
The survey from Jalopnik finds D.C. is the ninth most tortuous place to try to keep a car. It justifies the ranking saying roads are confusing and seem to be designed to stop traffic. And, it’s survey finds nobody knows how to drive in D.C.
Topping the list is San Francisco because of parking costs. New York City is No. 2 because of tolls, delivery trucks and taxis. Miami has sprawl. Cars in Fresno, Calif. are most likely to get stolen. Boston has poor drivers and rough roads.
Here’s the list with a quick summary:
San Francisco – parking costs, traffic
New York – tolls, delivery trucks, taxix
Miami – poorly organized roads, sprawl
Fresno, Calif. – auto theft capital, even older cars
Boston – poor drivers, rough roads
New Orleans – sinking roads, flooding
Chicago – parking prices, gas prices
Hawaii – winding roads, heavy car and gas taxes
D.C. – poor drivers, big traffic jams
Austin, Texas – traveling across town takes a lot of time