Buckle up, California. Drivers in the Golden State are some of the worst in the nation, at least according to data compiled by SmartAsset.
California drivers ranked 3rd worst in America—tying with Missouri—the financial technology website found.
SmartAsset used four factors when ranking states:
- The percent of drivers with insurance
- Number of DUIs per driver
- Average number of deaths per miles driven
- How often residents Google terms like “traffic ticket” and “speeding ticket”
The website noted that the biggest metro areas in our state are known for bumper-to-bumper traffic but said according to the data, there is more to worry about than just the traffic. CA ranks 12th for DUIs per thousand drivers and 11th for percent of uninsured drivers.
Top 5 States with the Worst Drivers:
3. California (tie)
3. Missouri (tie)
5. New Mexico
To see the full list and data, click here.