Contrary to local belief, driving around El Paso is not all that unpleasant -- at least according to Wallethub. In fact, the online financial site maintains El Paso offers a better experience behind the wheel than most of the largest cities in America.

Wallethub compared the 100 largest cities "across 31 key indicators of driver-friendliness” and determined El Paso is the 12th best large city to drive in in the entire U.S. and the 3rd best in the state.

Now before you start piling on in the comment section about the mean streets of El Paso and how horrible El Paso drivers are, read over their methodology below first because the rankings have nothing to do with tailgating, lack of courtesy, or inattentiveness.

To determine “2020’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in,” the list-happy site used some kind of voodoo science that took into account things like average gas prices, traffic congestion, cost of vehicle ownership and maintenance, rate of car thefts, and share of uninsured drivers -- all of which El Paso scored well in.

But I’ll stop you when you’re lying about the horrible drivers, though. Not you or me, of course, we're great drivers, but everyone else on the road?

Morons who think they’re in a The Fast and the Furious movie or a live-action Grand Theft Auto video game. It's so bad out there, some days I have to forego driving altogether just to give my middle finger some much needed rest.