New study pinpoints the worst drivers in the US

December 18, 2013 12:00 AM

No one wants to be surrounded by bad drivers. They impact the personal safety of everyone on the roads, and even being around one can lead to the need for car repair - all due to circumstances that are beyond your control. One recent study from Car Insurance Comparison decided to crunch the numbers to determine which state is home to the worse drivers in the country

"[This report] was created to boost the country's discussion on safe driving," Michael Roche, the senior vice president of claims at Allstate, told USA Today. "Best Drivers has generated a lot of attention, which we think is a very good thing." 

Using data compiled by Allstate, the company analyzed traffic tickets and violations accrued across the country. Louisiana was the worst offender, racking up an maybe overwhelming or eye-opening number of speeding tickets, careless driving violations and citations for failure to obey traffic laws. This is the second year in a row the Pelican State earned the No. 1 spot.

Rounding out the top five states for the worst drivers were South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama. On the other hand, the states with the lowest rate of violations were Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Oregon. 

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