10 states with the worst drivers in the U.S.

Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, December 16, 2013

Ever find yourself being cut off by another driver on the road – from a state in which you’re convinced rears the worst drivers in the nation? Turns out you’re not alone.

CarInsuranceComparison.com, a website that allows users to compare insurance rates, recently released its 2013 list of the nation’s worst drivers by state. It based its determinations off data on fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled, citations for failure to obey traffic signals and seat belt laws, DUI infractions, and tickets for speeding and careless driving; all the data came directly from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Jeffrey Crews, the vice president of CarInsuranceComparison.com, believes that the holiday season – and the fact that more people are travelling that normal – makes people more interested in the rankings.

“There are several reasons for that,” he told USA TODAY. “One, it’s the holiday season. People are traveling, and that comes into play. Plus, this is something that always comes up. Somebody is always saying, ‘This is a horrible state to drive in.’ And they can take this and say ‘I told you so.’

“Plus, people use it as a little prod to kind of jab at each other,” he added.

Listed below are the 10 states with the worst drivers in the United States.

1. Louisiana

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2. South Carolina

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3. Mississippi

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4. Texas

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5. Alabama

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6. Florida

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7. Missouri

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7. North Carolina

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9. Montana

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10. North Dakota

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h/t USA TODAY

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