Drivers zooming down the interstate or switching lanes as they are preoccupied with something other than focusing on the road have made us all at one point or another ask the question, "does _______ have the worst drivers in the country?" Based on statistics from several sources, CarInsuranceCompanies.com released their recent findings on Dec. 16, 2013.
The information used was from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorist Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. CarInsuranceCompanies.com took scores from five categories and converted them into one total score.
The categories used are:
- Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
- Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals and Seat belts)
- Drunk Driving
- Careless Driving
The higher the score, the worse off for the state. With a total score of 220, Louisiana drivers took the number one spot for worst drivers for the second year in a row. Careless drivers are what helped Louisiana drivers climb to the top of the list, followed by failure to obey and tickets.
Here is the list of states from worst to best.
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
Go here to see how the numbers added up for each state.
Vice president of CarInsurance.com, says the ranking generates lots of conversation and some heated debates. Some people may think their state should be at the top of the list of worst drivers, while others thinks theirs should be at the bottom.
What place did your state finish in? For me, it was number one and I have to agree with the high number of careless drivers.
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