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States with the worst drivers

 
Posted July 15th, 2014 @ 7:36am

Road rage, careless driving, swerving cars: these may all be things you encounter during your normal commute. Keep in mind that not only are bad drivers aggravating and dangerous, but they contribute to increased auto insurance premiums in your State!

There are five categories for each score, including: Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts) Drunk Driving, Tickets, Careless Driving We translated all of this information into one Total Score: the higher the score, the worse off the states were.

Here are the Top 10, in descending order:

#10) North Dakota Best Ranking Factor: Tickets: 6th
Worst Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 50th

#9) Montana Best Ranking Factor: Tickets: 2nd
Worst Ranking Factor: Fatalities Rate & Drunk Driving: 51st (the worst possible rank)

#7 ) North Carolina (tie) Best Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 31st
Worst Ranking Factor: Careless Driving: 44th

#7) Missouri (tie) Best Ranking Factor: Careless Driving: 25th
Worst Ranking Factor: Failure to Obey: 48th

#6) Florida Best Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 18th
Worst Ranking Factor: Careless Driving: 51st

#5) Alabama Best Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 26th
Worst Ranking Factor: Tickets: 49th Alabama just managed to stay out of the Top 5 last year, but a change in Careless Driving ranking from 7th to 36th in the nation really hurt them. They have improved or stayed the same in every other category, except for Ticketing Rate.

#4) Texas Best Ranking Factor: Failure to Obey: 33rd
Worst Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 47th

#3) Mississippi Best Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 30th
Worst Ranking Factor: Fatalities Rate: 47th

#2) South Carolina Best Ranking Factor: Failure to Obey: 29th
Worst Ranking Factor: Careless Driving: 50th

#1) Louisiana Best Ranking Factor: Drunk Driving: 38th
Worst Ranking Factor: Careless Driving: 48th Louisiana drivers once again have the dubious honor of “Worst in the United States”. Finishing in the Top 5 for three different categories (Failure to Obey, Ticketing Rate, and Careless Driving) means they’ve finished #1 for the second time in a row, 5 points higher than South Carolina overall.

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