A Crash Course on The Worst Drivers in America

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly 32-thousand people died in traffic crashes in the first nine months of 2022.

Causes of accidents range from distracted driving – texting, rubbernecking, motoring while sleepy, etc., to rushed driving and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

From the east coast to the west coast, here's where to find the worst drivers in America, and why some states report higher collision rates and fatalities than others.

The absolute worst drivers in America span out of one of the southernmost states, Mississippi. The blues music hotspot ranks as the most dangerous state to operate a car.

Most Dangerous State To Drive

According to an article published in Mississippi Today, operating a vehicle on rural terrain increases the heightened danger of driving in the southern state.

Due to the lack of monitored roads, more and more uninsured (24%) and non-licensed drivers get behind the wheel. In turn, the rural roadsides provide unforgiving paths regarding fatality reports.

With a 13.1% fatality rate out of 100,000 drivers, Mississippi has the highest automobile death toll in all of America. However, the danger doesn’t end on the rural roads.

Mississippians also top the charts with DUI – Driving under the influence. Nearly 541 people get arrested for DUI per 100,000 drivers.

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