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New report says Iowa 7th best state for drivers

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A new report by Bankrate.com says Iowa is the seventh-best state for drivers.

Low insurance costs and short commute times helped Iowa's ranking. Iowa's insurance costs on a 5-year average is $637.20, almost $300 less than the national average. Average commute times is 19 minutes each way, compared to the national average of 24 minutes.

The cost of repairs, the number of fatal crashes and the number of car thefts were also lower than the national average.

The main drawback is high gas expenses. Annual gas spending on average is $1,169.79. That's 23% higher than the national average of $949.00.

The report also said Idaho is the best state for drivers, and Louisiana is the worst.

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