Nevada comes in at No. 12 in a state-by-state ranking of worst drivers in a study by Car Insurance Comparison.
Many people argue over which state has the worst drivers. Everyone seems to think it has to be their home state, but CIC has settled that argument by ranking each state based on several criteria: tickets, careless driving, failure to obey, fatalities and drunken driving.
In Nevada, locals complain it’s Californians, or New Mexico drivers, or people from Oregon, but not only are those states not the worst offenders on the list, neither is Nevada.
Nevada makes the list for having high scores in fatalities, drunken driving and number of tickets issued, but other states made the Top 10 for terrible driving. Counting down to No. 1:
10.) North Dakota may not receive many tickets, but it has a higher instance of drunk driving leading to more fatalities in the state.
9.) Montana continued to have the worst fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled.
8.) North Carolina and Missouri are tied. North Carolina had a higher instance of careless driving.
7.) Missouri did a great job reducing careless driving, but did not do so well when it came to obeying traffic laws.
6.) Florida improved their fatality rate and slightly fewer failure-to-obey violations, which helped boost their overall score.
5.) Alabama wasn’t in the Top 5 on the previous list, but higher instances of careless driving made the state’s score worse.
4.) Texas was able to improve slightly in fatality rates and number of tickets issued.
3.) Mississippi made a staggering jump from No. 27 in the last survey.
2.) South Carolina went from being ranked as third best, falling to No. 50
1.) Louisiana once again ranks as the state with the worst drivers in America.
A full list of states’ driving records and scores can be found on CIC’s website.
The states with the best drivers had the lowest scores in careless driving.
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