The Cities and States with the Best and Worst Drivers in America

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

If you asked someone what state had the WORST drivers, the answer would be easy:  The state that they’re driving in . . . RIGHT NOW.

But for a more scientific answer, Consumer Affairs analyzed data from the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Then, they ranked cities based on four factors:  Crash fatalities per 100,000 people . . . the number of fatalities due to bad driving . . . DUI . . . and speeding.

“Bad driving” included stuff like:  Driving the wrong way in one-way traffic . . . failing to yield . . . aggressive / careless driving . . . making improper turns . . . and recklessly changing lanes and tailgating on busy roads.

In the end, the state with the WORST drivers is:  Tennessee, which has FOUR cities in the Top 20 . . . including the worst city, Memphis.  The other three were: Knoxville (#12), Clarksville (#17), and Chattanooga (#19).

The 10 cities with the worst drivers are:  Memphis . . . Baton Rouge, Louisiana . . . Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . Macon, Georgia . . . St. Louis . . . Cleveland . . . Detroit . . . Victorville, California . . . Hesperia, California . . . and Rockford, Illinois.

Despite having two small cities in the Top 10, California had the BEST drivers overall, along with Texas.

The 10 cities with the safest drivers are:  Green Bay, Wisconsin . . . Cary, North Carolina . . . Oxnard, California . . . Bellevue, Washington . . . McKinney, Texas . .  . Lynn, Massachusetts . . . Glendale, California . . . Pearland, Texas . . . College Station, Texas . . . and Henderson, Nevada.

(Consumer Affairs)

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