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There are undoubtedly irresponsible and dangerous drivers in every corner of the United States, but some states have far better motorists than others when you delve into the data. A report released near the end of 2022 by QuoteWizard looked at over 10 million insurance quotes from American drivers to determine which states have the best and worst operators when it comes to accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations.

Key findings in the report included:

  • Drivers in Rhode Island got into the most accidents, while those in Michigan were involved in the fewest.
  • Utah drivers got the most speeding tickets, and Massachusetts motorists had the fewest.
  • Californians got the most DUIs of any state, while drivers in Connecticut had the fewest.
  • In addition to having the most accidents, drivers in Rhode Island also had the most citations. Those in Connecticut had the fewest citations.
  • The states with the best drivers overall were Connecticut, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware and Arkansas.
  • Drivers in eastern states are generally better than those in the west.
  • States in which there were high numbers of DUIs also tended to rank high in the number of speeding tickets, accidents and other dangerous driving behaviors.

In the slideshow above, we look at the states QuoteWizard found to have the worst drivers in the nation.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].