Georgia is one of the best states to drive in? That’s what a new report says

Here are the top 10 cities and the hours their commuters wasted in congestion in 2017: Los Angeles 102 Moscow 91 New York 91 Sao Paulo 86 San Francisco 79 Bogota 75 London 74 Atlanta 70 Paris 69 Miami 64

In a new report from WalletHub, Georgia came in at No. 6 overall for best states to drive in

Georgia is among the best states in the country for drivers. Yes, you read that right. At least according to one new report.

In newly released rankings, personal finance website WalletHub says Georgia is the sixth best state in the nation to drive in, which may have some commuters asking, "how?"

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Wallethub looked at factors like average gas prices, road quality and rush-hour traffic congestion when compiling the report.

They also considered factors like auto-maintenance costs and road quality — where Georgia earned top marks, again, which may surprise some Atlantans. But it’s worth remembering that the report looked at conditions statewide, not just in the metro area.

Other reports have said Atlanta has some of the world's worst traffic and is among the "most congested" cities.

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Here’s how Georgia ranked on some of the WalletHub metrics (1=best; 25=average):

• No. 30 – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion

• No. 29 – Car Theft Rate

• No. 19 – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita

• No. 17 – Avg. Gas Prices

• No. 5 – Auto-Maintenance Costs

• No. 2 – Road Quality

• No. 13 – Car Dealerships per Capita

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Georgia follows Iowa, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas and Nebraska, which took home the top five spots for best driving states.

Meanwhile, Colorado, California, Washington, Rhode Island and Hawaii ranked the worst, according to the report.

The author of the report also notes that traffic is more than a nuisance, it also costs Americans a pretty penny every year.

“In fact, congestion cost U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018, as well as an average of 97 hours of their time,” the report reads.

Explore the full report here.

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