Study: Georgia Ranks 18 for Worst Drivers in Country
GEORGIA – September 3, 2018 (patch.com) A new study examining the worst drivers in the county ranks Georgia’s drivers 18th. The study results are reported online by patch.com.*
Georgia’s ranking might look dismal, but the state fared better than other states in the south. The annual study by financial advising company SmartAsset showed neighboring with worse results, like Florida (8th), South Carolina (11th), and Alabama (7th). The study looked at four major factors: the percent of drivers with insurance; the number of DUIs per driver, the average number of deaths per miles driven, and how often residents performed Google searches for terms like “traffic ticket” and “speeding ticket.”
Georgia fell in between Colorado, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. The state showed 88 percent of drivers with insurance, 2.75 DUIs per driver, 1.27 deaths per every 100 million miles driven, and a Google search index of 74.07.
Mississippi and Tennessee took the top two spots for worst drivers in the country. Mississippi had a death rate of 1.7 per every 100 million miles driven, and the state’s insurance rates were quite low, raising the chances of costly out-of-pocket repairs for people involved in accidents. Mississippi also had the highest number of Google searches for ticket offenses, indicating that many drivers in the state “run afoul of the law,” according to the study.
The south had a large chuck of the country’s worst drivers. Five of the 10 worst states in the study were located in the south. Northeastern states seems to have the safest drivers, according to the study. Massachusetts had the best drivers, per the study, and New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island were all in the top 10.
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