A new report confirms what many of us long suspected — the Palmetto State is home to some of the worst drivers in the nation.
South Carolina ranks third worst in the nation for drivers, according to a study by CarInsuranceComparison.com. The report ranks states based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each state is ranked based on fatality rate per 100 million vehicular miles and on citations for failure to obey, drunken driving, speeding, and careless driving.
Here’s how SC ranked in specific categories, according to the survey:
▪ First for fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled:
▪ 34th failure to obey (traffic signals, seat belts laws and having invalid driver licenses)
▪ 10th for drunk driving:
▪ 7th for speeding
▪ 7th for number of careless drivers.
The Palmetto State didn’t improve much from their second place ranking last year, based on last year’s study.
This year, South Carolina fell behind Texas and Lousiana, which tied for first for the worst states in the nation for drivers.
North Carolina ranked 12th worst in the nation, while Georgia did much better, ranking 36th worst in the nation.