Which US states have the best and worst drivers?

Report also ranks which states are most prone to accidents, ospeeding, and drunk driving

Which US states have the best and worst drivers?

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Based on insurance quote data, online insurance marketplace QuoteWizard has prepared a ranking of America’s best and worst drivers.

QuoteWizard analyzed more than two million insurance quotes to determine which states had the best, or worst drivers. Each state was given a score based on four driving incident factors – accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations. States that had the highest rates of each incident factor were considered to have the worst drivers, while states with the lowest rates were considered to have the best drivers.

After tallying these factors up to produce a composite score, QuoteWizard ranked the states, from worst to best drivers:

QuoteWizard’s report also uncovered other statistics, such as the most accident-prone states. The website found that geographically, the northeast region sees the highest rate of accidents. In terms of specific thoroughfares, the section of road starting on I-95 in Boston, down through Providence, and all the way to Baltimore appears to be the area most prone to accidents.

The top five most accident-prone states are:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Maryland
  3. Massachusetts
  4. South Carolina
  5. Utah

The top five states where the most speeding violations are recorded are:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Delaware
  4. Hawaii
  5. North Dakota

The top five states with the most drunk drivers (also based on CDC’s BRFSSP data) are:

  1. Wyoming
  2. North Dakota
  3. South Dakota
  4. Nebraska
  5. Alaska

The top five states for worst driving habits – drivers getting the most citations – are:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Wyoming
  4. Kansas
  5. South Carolina

QuoteWizard noted that the most common citations it has observed while analyzing driver history tend to be tickets for small offenses such as texting while driving, not wearing a seatbelt, failure to signal and others.

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