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The States With The Best And Worst Drivers

While most people love to get behind the wheel of their car, we all know that driving can be dangerous, with some drivers practicing some risky behavior behind the wheel. Well, a new report is out that reveals which parts of the country have the worst drivers, and somehow I don’t think many of us will be all that shocked.

According to the study by insurance marketplace Everquote, folks in the Northeast are guilty of being the worst drivers, since they tend to speed the most while using their cellphones. If you want to feel safer on the road, it’s best to limit your driving to areas in the West and Midwest, where drivers mostly adhere to driving laws.

More specifically, drivers in Montana are rated the best, with a safe driving score of 90. Montana drivers do use their cell phones behind the wheel as much as drivers in any other state, but a lot less of them are speeding, with only 17% of drives in the state involving speeding, and 10% involving hard turns and risky acceleration.

Best Driving States in the U.S.

  1. Montana – (safe driving score of 90)
  2. Wyoming – (89)
  3. Alaska – (88)
  4. South Dakota – (87)
  5. North Dakota – (87)

On the flipside, drivers in Rhode Island are by far the worst, with an overall safe driving score of just 70. In fact, 57% of all Rhode Island drives involve speeding, while 38% of trips involve a person on a phone and 29% involve hard breaking.

Worst Driving States in the U.S.

  1. Rhode Island – (70)
  2. Connecticut – (71)
  3. Pennsylvania – (73)
  4. New Jersey – (73)
  5. New Hampshire – (74)

Source: Yahoo Finance

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