Report: Florida drivers sixth worst in the nation

Go ahead and change lanes without using your signal. You’re just part of the collective that is Florida driving, and according to one car insurance rating website, there’s only five states worse than the Sunshine State.
Who’s No. 1? That would be Louisiana, according to
The site, which exists to let users compare car insurance rates by state, produces this report with a score it comes up with based on statistics pulled from sources such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drink Driving.
Each state gets a rank in five categories:
— Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
— Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts)
— Drunk Driving
— Tickets
— Careless Driving
The Top (or Bottom) 10 are:
10. North Dakota
9. Montana
7. (tie) North Carolina
7. (tie) Missouri
6. Florida
5. Alabama
4. Texas
3. Mississippi
2. South Carolina
1. Louisiana
What may be surprising is the omission of those iconically thought of horrible driver states like New York, New Jersey, California and Massachusetts.
There’s a lot of barren wasteland and southern action going on here.
So why did Florida rank so low? The state ranked:
— 51st (AKA worst including D.C.) for careless driving.
— 48th for tickets
— 38th for failure to obey (traffic signals and seat belts)
— 33rd for fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
— 18th for drunk driving
So we swerve in and out of traffic and get caught for it. Also, the previous ranking the site did for Florida (in which we were ranked fourth worst overall), we were actually among the best 10 states for drunk driving — 7th, so unfortunately we’ve dropped to 18th.
So while we’ve always known I-4 and I-95 are four-letter words, now the rest of the nation knows too.
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