Sunshine State News – Allison Nielsen
Drivers beware: Florida has the worst drivers nationwide, according to a new in-depth analysis from SmartAsset.
Sitting in traffic in various parts of Florida from I-95 to the I-4 corridor can be rage-inducing for many drivers. Highway driving often turns into a brush with fate in the Sunshine State, where accidents and near-accidents occur every day. “Florida drivers are the worst!” drivers exclaim, speeding off.
It now appears those aren’t just hollow statements — SmartAsset ranked Florida in last place as part of a new study which analyzed the number of drivers in each state, the number of DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers, percentage of insured drivers, speeding tickets and people killed per 1,000 drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration around 43,000 people were killed in vehicle-related incidents in 2015. Some accidents are clearly the fault of one driver like drunk driving, but there are many other ways to measure the quality of drivers nationwide.