Categories: Home

The worst drivers in the country are in this state…

WYOMING – Wyoming drivers will tell you they can’t drive to save their lives down in Utah. Ask Coloradans and they’ll likely complain about Texas. Back east, Massachusetts motorists catch a lot of grief for their driving habits according to New Yorkers. Right back at ya if you quiz Red Sox fans.

Finding consensus on the state with the worst drivers isn’t easy but it won’t stop Buckrail from trying.

CarInsuranceComparison.com uses data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) including fatalities rate, failure to obey (fatal crashes at traffic signals, not wearing seat belts, and driving with an invalid driver’s license), drunk driving, speeding, and careless driving.

According to their methodology, the suckiest drivers are in Texas and Louisiana (tie for worst). Montana is in the top ten. Wyoming finished 13th overall bad, driven mainly by the state’s #2 rank for fatalities. The safest drivers were found in Vermont.

But wait, Zendrive called Vermont drivers the most distracted in the nation. Its data science team looked at cell phone use and driving. Western states fared well. Oregon had the least distracted drivers, followed by Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

SmartAsset’s new rankings are out for 2017, and the takeaway there is motorists might want to avoid the southeast. Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee all made the Top 10 worst. Vermont and Texas also ranked in the Top 10 lousiest drivers, with Nevada the only state out west making an appearance in the Top 10.

QuoteWizard paired incident data from its users with state fatality information from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to derive its crummiest motorists. Colorado came in at 8th worst, California at #2. And the worst drivers in the Union? Here we go, Wyomingites, in unison: Utah.

According to QuoteWizard research, Utah is second in rankings for both accidents and speeding, as well as fourth worst for minor citations. And, surprisingly, for a state known for its non-drinking populace, Utah made the top 10 for DUIs, coming in at number nine.

Share
Published by
Tags: wyoming

Recent Posts

  • Education
  • News
  • Politics
  • Top Stories

Bill that would allow private school campus passes 1st reading

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It was contentious and the vote close but Senate File 49 passed first reading in the House… Read More

6 hours ago
  • Associated Press

Dubois student arrested after threat made against school

By Staff Report, Riverton Ranger, AP RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a student was arrested last week after a… Read More

7 hours ago
  • News
  • Politics
  • Top Stories
  • Town & County

Liquor bicker at Town Hall as council vetos license transfer and denies renewal

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Town Council balked yesterday at permitting a transfer of liquor license from the defunct Lift restaurant to… Read More

9 hours ago
  • Nonprofit
  • Sponsored

Pet of the Week: His name is Earl

Meet the incredible, the incomparable, the CAT-TASTIC, Earl! Earl is a young, vibrant, tuxedo-wearing boy who aims to keep himself… Read More

10 hours ago
  • Business
  • News
  • Nonprofit

Teton Habitat awarded major funding for The Grove Phase III

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Teton Habitat received some good news and big money for Phase III of The Grove housing project.… Read More

13 hours ago
  • News
  • Sports

Jackson resident running in Boston Marathon for cancer research

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Jackson resident Michael Glover is running to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in… Read More

14 hours ago