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Greensboro is the best city for drivers in the US. No, Los Angeles is not the worst.


Greensboro, North Carolina, has the happiest drivers in the country, according to Waze's Driver Satisfaction Index for 2016.

Honolulu, Hawaii, took the prize for the worst US city to drive in.

The traffic and navigation app released its annual report, which ranks cities and countries on driver satisfaction.

The United States ranked pretty high among the 38 countries where Waze is has more than 20,000 monthly active users. Here are the top five countries to drive in:

  1. Netherlands
  2. France
  3. United States
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Sweden

The survey took into account its users traffic, road safety, driver services, quality, socio economic and Wazey (the amount of "thumbs up" or the mood score) rating into account. The worst countries to be a driver, or at least a Waze driver in, are:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Panama
  3. Guatemala
  4. Philippines
  5. El Salvador

Waze also looked at 235 cities where it has more than 20,000 active monthly users and found that the best cities to drive in in the world are:

  1. Valence, France
  2. Tours, France
  3. Lemans, France
  4. Saint-Étienne, France
  5. Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

The US cities with the happiest drivers are the following (with their overall ranking preceding):
5. Greensboro, North Carolina

10. Grand Rapids, Michigan

12. Cleveland, Ohio

13. St. Louis, Missouri

14. Dayton, Ohio

If you're in any of these U.S. cities, do your best not to get road rage:

88. Los Angeles, California

99. Portland, Oregon

112. San Diego, California

113. Memphis, Tennessee

152. Honolulu, Hawaii

To see the full rankings, click here.

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