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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Where Are the Country's Most Miserable Drivers?


(Cars.com)

According to CarInsurance.com, drivers in Mississippi have it the worst. The automotive insurance company looked at the average number of miles driven in the state, the price of fuel, the cost of insurance and a resident's average income to make the determination.

In the case of Mississippi, the country's poorest state in terms of average household income, drivers log more miles than almost any other state and pay above-average gas prices. According to the group's study, state residents spend 11.6% of their income to insure and gas their cars, the highest in the nation and No. 1 on the misery index.

On the other side is New Hampshire, rating just 4.4% on the misery index. Its residents drive shorter distances, insurance costs less, and household incomes are higher.

Check out the top 10 below and click here for the full list.


(Cars.com)

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By Cars.com  |  10:58 AM ET, 09/20/2012

 
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