If any study ever made the case for more TDM in the nation’s capital, it’s this one.
Not only did Washington D.C. rank high in traffic congestion and vehicle ownership costs, but the WalletHub study also showed that D.C. has relatively few repair shops available. Drivers are also 33 percent more likely to get into an accident, mostly because of excessive stop-and-go traffic, compared to the national average, researchers said.
Even worse cities are Detroit, Oakland, and San Francisco. Meanwhile, the so-called best cities for drivers include Corpus Christi, Texas; Gilbert, Ariz.; and Greensboro, N.C.