10 States with the Worst Drivers

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

    Seattle-based insurance comparison shopping site QuoteWizard wanted to find out where the best and worst drivers in the nation are located.

    To find this information, QuoteWizard paired incident data from its users (with two million data points) with state fatality information from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to determine the best and worst driving states in the nation, then ranked all 50 states based on the findings. To quantify overall driver standards for comparison, QuoteWizard weighted various incident counts for each state with its occurrence percentage. The final rankings are a sum of weighted means that calculated from total accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations and fatalities.

    Three of the states with the worst drivers are located on the East Coast however, overall, the majority of these drivers are closer to the West Coast. Keep reading to see the 10 states with the worst drivers and find out which East Coast states are outliers among some of the nation’s best drivers.

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