Study ranks South Dakota as 9th best state for drivers

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A new study has found South Dakota is one of the best states in the country for drivers.

South Dakota ranked 9th in the nation in a newly-released study by the consumer finance website Bankrate.com.

The study analyzed states on a variety of factors, including safety scores, road conditions, and automobile cost-of-ownership.

Other states in the Upper Midwest also performed well. North Dakota was number one overall. Iowa was ranked second, Minnesota came in fourth, and Nebraska was fifth.

California came in last in the study.

You can see Bankrate's fully study here.