Road rage, careless driving, swerving cars: these may all be things you encounter during your normal commute. And the thought “This state (my state) has got to have the worst drivers!” may cross your mind from time to time.
Carinsurancecomparison.com, an insurance research website for consumers, says "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 (taking the dubious title from S. Carolina).
Louisiana's best ranking factor was pretty awful. It ranked 38th
for 'Drunk Driving' and its worst ranking was 48th for 'careless driving'. How does your state compare?
Overall, states were ranked in five categories, including:
1. Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
2. Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts)
3. Drunk Driving
5. Careless Driving
Of the 15 states with the best drivers, only 4 ranked in the bottom half for Careless Driving, meaning they were keeping an eye on the road ahead and their surroundings – NOT on their cell phones.
The bottom line: Paying attention makes a big difference, and saves lives. If you want to be a responsible driver, get rid of the distractions and focus on your driving.
Here's a partial list showing the states with the worst drivers:
2. South Carolina
8. North Carolina
10. North Dakota
To access the full report and view the complete rating for your state,
Worst Drivers by State.