Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas Have Some of Nation's Worst Drivers

Dec 13, 2016

A map showing state rankings, with one being the state with the worst drivers and 50 being the state with the best drivers.
Credit QuoteWizard.com

Some High Plains drivers are among the worst in America, according to a new study.

The insurance website QuoteWizard has ranked drivers in all fifty states. The site used a number of metrics, including total accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities, weighted to account for population.

Among High Plains states, Nebraska performed the worst, being found to have the fifth poorest drivers in the nation. Colorado also cracked the top ten, landing at number eight Kansas wasn’t far behind. The Sunflower State has the 13th worst drivers in America.

Oklahoma and Texas had better showings than their High Plains neighbors. Texas was 31st on the list, Oklahoma was 41st. That actually means Oklahoma has the ninth best drivers in America.

Utah and California were found to have the worst drivers among states, while Rhode Island has the best. 

The study found that Republican-leaning states have better drivers overall than Democrat-leaning states by a seven percent margin.