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Worst Drivers by State According to Data

August 25, 2020

USA- While many frequent drivers might feel as though they live in the worst state for drivers, data shows that some states are certainly worse than others. A study that ranked states based on bad drivers looked at several factors, including the prevalence of traffic violations, drunk driving statistics, speeding statistics, and careless driving statistics.*

The best states to drive within included Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts, Utah, West Virginia, and Michigan. Montana came in the last place on the other end of the list. According to data, Montana came in last when it came to following traffic laws. It also had the second-highest number of fatalities and came in fourth place for states with the most drunk drivers.

Following Montana on the list of worst places to drive were Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, New Mexico, North Carolina, Delaware, and North Dakota.

Certainly, some states are worse than others when it comes to traffic patterns. The good news is that overall, traffic fatalities are on the decline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists all experienced a drop in deaths last year. In total, such fatalities are down by about 1.2 percent. This happened in spite of a rise in miles traveled. The average number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven declined from 1.13 in 2018 to 1.10 in 2019. 

It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education.  Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway.  Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries.  To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting

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Category: Auto Accidents

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