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STATE WIDE–Indiana is the third best state in the country for driving, said a new study by WalletHub. The Hoosier State is only behing Illinois and Oregon, which is the best, according to the study.

“Especially when it comes to low-cost and great traffic and infrastructure, that’s where Indiana is pretty near perfect. It could use a little bit of help when it comes to safety, maybe a little more access to maintenance,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub.

LINK: The study by WalletHub

She said the company looked at 30 factors. Safety was one.

“We also looked at costs of ownership and maintenance, everything from gas prices, to low auto maintenance costs. We looked at traffic and infrastructure, days with precipitation, road quality and bridge quality, all of which Indiana ranked pretty well for.”

Gonzalez also said the low car theft rates across the state, the driving laws, and access to cars and car maintenance.

Being third best out of the 50 states is obviously a good thing,” she said. “This topic particularly really hits home because no one likes their state when it comes to driving. So, I think it’s good to say, hey we’re actually doing pretty well.”

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