We're #1!!! It's official, Rhody drivers are the very worst. According to the study by insurance marketplace Everquote, folks in the Northeast are guilty of being the worst drivers, since they tend to speed the most while using their cellphones.
Drivers in Montana are rated the best, with a safe driving score of 90. Montana drivers do use their cell phones behind the wheel as much as drivers in any other state, but a lot less of them are speeding, with only 17% of drives in the state involving speeding, and 10% involving hard turns and risky acceleration.
Best Driving States in the U.S.
- Montana – (safe driving score of 90)
- Wyoming – (89)
- Alaska – (88)
- South Dakota – (87)
- North Dakota – (87)
On the flip side, drivers here in Rhode Island are by far the worst, with an overall safe driving score of just 70. In fact, 57% of all Rhode Island drives involve speeding, while 38% of trips involve a person on a phone and 29% involve hard breaking.
Worst Driving States in the U.S.
- Rhode Island – (70)
- Connecticut – (71)
- Pennsylvania – (73)
- New Jersey – (73)
- New Hampshire – (74)
Source: Yahoo Finance
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