For the second consecutive year, residents in the Sportsman’s Paradise finished atop the list of states with the worst drivers, according to a study by an insurance website.
The study examines five categories of bad driving: fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled; failure to obey traffic signals and seat belts; drunk driving; tickets; and careless driving. Finishing in the Top Five Failure to Obey, Ticketing Rate and Careless Driving, gave Louisiana the top spot again by five points more than South Carolina.
The statistics, which included all 50 states as well as Washington D.C., were pulled from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Motorists Association.
Montana, which finished ninth overall, took the top – or worst – spots for Drunk Driving and Fatality Rate. Kentucky was the worst for Failure to Obey, Nevada for Ticketing Rate, and Florida for Careless Driving.
Conversely, Oregon, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont numbered 47 though 51 on the list, making the Green Mountain state the safest place to drive. Of the 15 states with the best drivers, only four ranked in the bottom half for Careless Driving, which typically includes tickets for texting while driving and other violations where drivers are distracted, according to the website.