Study: States with best and worst drivers identified
A recent study by a car insurance website compiled a list of states with the best and worst drivers.
The study was comprised by statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by carinsurancecomparison.com. Each state was ranked by:
Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
Failure to Obey (Percentage of Fatal Crashes that involved Traffic Signals, Not Wearing Seat Belts, and Driving with an Invalid Driver's License)
Drunk Driving (Percentage of Fatal Crashes that Involved Alcohol)
Speeding (Percentage of Driving Fatalities that were Speed-Related)
Careless Driving (Pedestrian & Bicyclist Fatalities per 100,000 Population)
The study reveals the best indicator of a state with bad drivers was careless driving. Of the 15 worst states, 12 were ranked in the worst half for careless driving. Another common factor among the worst driving states was speeding. The 10 worst states were all among the 20 worst speeders.
And the winner for the best driving state is.... Minnesota! The second best is Ohio! What state has the worst drivers? Montana has the worst drivers according to the study.