The comparison website compiled driving data from Washington D.C. and all 50 states to create 51 rankings. As it turns out, the only state Utah ranked worse than was Vermont.
The information used to create the report included statistics taken from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
CarInsuranceComparison.com divided driving incidents into five distinct categories: fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, failure to obey traffic signals and wear seat belts, drunk driving, tickets, and careless driving, and then scored each offense. According to the report, the scores were then added together, and the states with the highest totals earned the highest ranking on the worst drivers scale.
Utah’s total score was 70 – 14 for fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, 12 for failure to obey traffic signals and wear seat belts, 1 for drunk driving, 20 for tickets, and 23 for careless driving.
In fact, based on all of the numbers, Utah ranked the lowest in drunk driving nationwide, and the worst problem face by drivers on the road in Utah is careless driving.
More information is available at www.carinsurancecomparison.com/which-states-have-the-worst-drivers/