Ever wondered just which state has the worst drivers and what cities are best to avoid in the interests of keeping clear of the fast and the furious? Wonder no more.
A study by ConsumerAffairs reviewed crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and information included in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
Initial key insights from the study reveal:
- Highest rate of fatal crashes caused by bad driving: Memphis, Tennessee (5.6 times the national average)
- Highest rate of drunk-driving fatalities: Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2.2 times the national average)
- Highest rate of speeding fatalities: Hesperia, California (2.9 times the national average)
The study examined a range of data points including the number of fatal crashes, the number of fatalities caused by bad driving, the number of fatalities due to…