Florida Drivers Ranked Most Careless In Nation
By mattohern // December 17, 2013
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — A new study shows that Florida is home to the highest amount of careless drivers.
According to the group that conducted the study, carinsurancecomparison.com, the rankings are based on statistics pulled from several sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drink Driving.
There are five categories for each score, including:
- Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
- Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts)
- Drunk Driving
- Careless Driving
All of the information from the categories was translated into one total score. The higher the score, the worse off the states were.
For example, the state with the most Careless Driving, Florida, got a 51 on the scale (District of Columbia is included in the rankings).
“Florida has struggled in both the Careless Driving and Ticket Rate, but slight improvements in the Fatality Rate and Failure to Obey categories help improve their overall rank. It’s worth noting that their Drunk Driving rating dropped from 7th to 18th.”
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