A national study of driver records by Insurify, an online auto insurance broker, has found that no one region of the U.S. has better drivers than any other, but did identify the 10 states with the best average driver records.
The top five, in descending order, were Michigan, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada and Florida. Rounding out the top ten were West Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona, New Jersey and Texas.
The rankings were calculated based on five factors: the number of licensed drivers in each state, the total number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 motorists in 2018, and the percentages of licensed drivers with at least one of 20 different traffic violations in the past seven years, a speeding ticket, and an at-fault accident.
In total, the study found that 24 percent of all drivers have committed at least one moving violation, more than 12 percent have had an at-fault accident and nearly 12 percent have been cited for speeding. It also calculated that there were 11.2 traffic deaths per 100,000 U.S. motorists in 2018.
Read the article at Insurify.com.