Study Unveils Best and Worst Driving States

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Jan. 24, 2019—QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace, has released a study ranking the best and worst driving states in the nation for the past year. Following QuoteWizard’s previous best and worst drivers by state and city studies, this year's study provides updated rankings on all 50 states.

The nation's five worst driving states include Maine, South Carolina, Nebraska, California and North Dakota.

The five best driving states are Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arizona and Illinois. A full list can be found by clicking here

In addition to ranking all 50 states, the study also examines differences in driving skills along political lines. QuoteWizard sampled incident data (with more than two million data points) from drivers who used its services and linearly extrapolated it to Federal Highway Administration fatality data.

To quantify overall driver standards for comparison, QuoteWizard then weighted various incident counts for each state with its frequency. The final rankings are a sum of weighted means which is calculated from total accidents, speeding tickets, DUI, citations and fatalities.


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