News Release from CarInsuranceComparison.com
Road rage, careless driving, swerving cars: these may all be things you encounter during your normal commute. And the thought “This state has got to have the worst drivers!” may cross your mind from time to time.
It’s time to update our findings with the latest driving statistics and ask once again, “Which state has the worst drivers?“
Keep in mind that not only are bad drivers aggravating and dangerous, but they contribute to increased auto insurance premiums in your State!
The rankings are based on statistics pulled from several sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drink Driving.
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
- Careless Driving
We translated all of this information into one Total Score: the higher the score, the worse off the states were.
For example, the state with the most Careless Driving, Florida, got a 51 on the scale (District of Columbia is included in the rankings). The higher the score in each category, the worse the drivers, and the higher your state’s car insurance rates could be.
For a complete breakdown, along with the specific sources used for each scoring criteria, click here or checkout our summarized table.
Hawaii (larger numbers = higher rates)
23rd -- Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
2nd -- Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts)
48th -- Drunk Driving
13th -- Tickets
41st -- Careless Driving
127 -- Total Score
25th -- Rank