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Here Are the Top 10 States With the Worst Drivers in America

Everyone thinks that they live in the area with the worst drivers in the world. But obviously it's scientifically impossible for everyone to equally suck as drivers, so scientists have figured out a way to determine where the truly worst ones reside.

Smart Asset conducted a study to determine the states with the worst drivers in America. To figure out who was truly the worst, they used four metrics: Percentage of drivers with car insurance, DUIs per drive, Deaths Per Miles Driven and how often people google speeding or traffic ticket. 

According to these metrics, here were the 10 worst states:

1. Mississippi

2. Tennessee 

3. California 

4. Missouri 

5. New Mexico 

6. Texas 

7. Alabama

8. Florida

9. Alaska

10. Arizona

It should be noted that five of the 10 worst states are located in the South (Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Florida). Florida should feel a little good with their ranking, though, since they actually finished number one last year.

Also while these states may be the most dangerous, they're still safer than they were in the past. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the amount of driving fatalities has decreased from 40,700 in 1994 to 37,500 in 2016, and the number of deaths per miles driven has decreased by 32 percent in that time. So people are driving more than in the past, and they're doing so more safely. Although that could also be due to improved safety technology in cars as well.

Here's the full list of where all 50 states ranked, if you're interested:

worst drivers table

(h/t Smart Asset)


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