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Louisiana drivers are worst in America (rest of South isn't so hot, either)

posted 12/26/2013 1:31:13 PM |
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Whatever's wrong with Louisiana, it's catching, because the Bayou State's neighbors didn't fare too well, either. In fact, seven of the ten worst-ranked states are situated in the South. (Assuming we want to associate Texas with the South, which is a matter of some debate.) And so, without further ado, the states with the worst drivers are:

1. Louisiana

2. South Carolina

3. Mississippi

4. Texas

5. Alabama

6. Florida

7. Missouri

8. North Carolina

9. Montana

10. North Dakota

At the other end of the list -- the good end -- we find states that are generally farther to the north. The best of the bunch is Vermont, which boasts a higher-than-average number of drunk-driving incidents, but on every other metric, it's in the top ten. The states with the best drivers are:

51. Vermont

50. Utah

49. New Hampshire

48. Minnesota

47. Oregon

46. Maine

45. Connecticut

44. District of Columbia

43. Iowa

42. Massachusetts

41. Alaska

Rationale & Caveats

Can we draw any broad conclusions about America based on this study? As much as we love to be equal-opportunity finger-pointers, it's hard to ignore the fact that the worst-driving states fall largely in one southern cluster, while the better-driving states lie mostly to the north.

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Dec 27 @ 11:22AM  
Well fair....I mean, drivers in most of those southern states can't drive on a dusting of snow....ever see the news when a little snow hits them states? Schools get closed down, people are spinning out on the roads....and all on a little bit of snow that those of us here in the north see and say: "eh!! That's it? Where's the snow?"

Dec 27 @ 11:30PM  
After almost being run over crossing a street by the local speed demons that list does not hold many surprises

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