CA'ians drive less. And why would that be? That's easy: the cost of gas is too high!!
But the total cost for operating a car in CA is very, very high...
Taxes, not gasoline prices, are the reason California is the state with the second-highest cost for operating a car, Bankrate.com contends.
Californians pay an average $1,809 in taxes and fees for their cars, the financial website said. That’s almost double the national average of $1,058.
Overall, Californians pay an average of $3,966 annually to operate a vehicle. That compares with a national average of $3,201.
Drivers here pay an average of $980 for gasoline, slightly below the $1,028 average.