Worst Drivers in America by State
Car Insurance Comparison, a company that compares car insurance rates online, recently conducted a study examining which states have the worst drivers.
Unfortunately, the study found Arizona to be within the top 10 states with the worst drivers, coming in 8th, to be exact.
About the Study
According to the Car Insurance Comparison website:
“The states with the worst drivers have high rates of fatal car accidents involving speeding, drunk driving, careless driving, and breaking traffic laws …”
Essentially, the study examined five major driving areas:
- Car accident death rate
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Careless driving
- Drunk driving
Each state was ranked in these five areas. The scores were then combined to reveal the top 10 worst states for drivers.
Arizona was ranked as the 8th worst state for drivers. The study revealed that one of the worst categories is “careless driving.”
The death rate is also high for Arizona traffic accidents. For every 100 million miles driven during the period of the study, approximately 1.4 deaths are recorded. Per capita, the death rate for pedestrians is 2.91.
Worst Drivers by State
What states have the worst drivers? Below is the final top 10 list from the Car Insurance Comparison study:
1 (Tied) – New Mexico
1 (Tied) – Texas
3 (Tied) – Montana
3 (Tied) – South Carolina
5 – Louisiana
6 (Tied) – Alabama
6 (Tied) – Hawaii
8 – Arizona
9 – Oregon
10 – Nevada
What Makes a Bad Driver?
Poor driving habits are generally to blame for bad driving. Someone who speeds all the time or who doesn’t know when to stop at the correct signals or who acts in other careless ways is not a good driver.
Of course, if someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are naturally going to be a poor and dangerous driver as well. The same goes for someone who is otherwise distracted because they are texting, talking on the phone, or eating while driving.
Driving Safety Tips
When you are soaring down a highway, you are going 70+ miles an hour in a metal box among other cars going just as fast and only inches away. Keep this in mind the next time you’re tempted to be careless on the road.
Being on the road in a motor vehicle is a privilege. Follow these safety tips to ensure you’re safe no matter where you are:
- Always focus on your driving. Don’t get distracted by other tasks.
- Don’t make calls or text while driving.
- Avoid driving at night when you can.
- When in a construction zone or inclement weather, slow down.
- Be a defensive driver. Think safety first with the vehicles around you at all times.
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