Top 10 States With the Highest Average Speed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chances are, if you’re living in one of these 10 states, you love driving on open roads with little congestion.

GasBuddy recently conducted a study using data from its Trips feature, which provides drivers with an assessment of their driving habits during their trip. The company examined tens of millions of Trips in the 50 states from December 2017 to March 2018, discovering which states have the highest average speeds.

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Not surprisingly, many of these states have open roads with low congestion. The study also found that some of the states with the highest average speeds have the lowest frequency of aggressive driving events, which makes sense since rapid acceleration and braking doesn’t occur as often w hen there’s little to no traffic.

So if you enjoy uninterrupted driving, you may want to pay a visit to one of these 10 states.

10. Alabama – 47 MPH

9. Oklahoma – 49 MPH

8. Arkansas – 49 MPH

7. Iowa – 50 MPH

6. Kansas – 50 MPH

5. North Dakota – 51 MPH

4. New Mexico – 51 MPH

3. South Dakota – 52 MPH

2. Nebraska – 52 MPH

1. Wyoming – 55 MPH

[Source: GasBuddy]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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