Study: Alabama fifth-worst state for bad drivers

June 5, 2014 

The good news is that Alabama and Georgia do not have the worst drivers in the country. The bad news is that there are not many states worse.

According to, Alabama ranks No. 5 for bad drivers and Georgia ranks No. 14.

The rankings are based on statistics pulled from several sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The five categories for each score included: fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, failure to obey traffic signals and seat belts, drunk driving, tickets and careless driving.

The four states ranked worse than Alabama are Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi and Texas. Rounding out the top 10 were Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Montana and North Dakota.

The three states with the best drivers were Vermont, Utah and New Hampshire.

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