The Worst Drivers in America | An Infographic

20 Worst Drivers by State

For the majority of workers in the US, the most dangerous thing they do all day is commute to and from work. Bad drivers are all around you, and hell you might be one yourself!

Let’s be honest, I think I’ve seen it all on my morning commute in Houston, and I’m not talking about your standard make-up at the stoplight or drivers on their cell phones either. Here are some of the top offenders:

  • Reading a newspaper while driving
  • Writing your to-do list while driving
  • Concrete, chairs, mattresses falling off your truck. Secure your loads people!
  • Oh, and having a gun pulled out on you because you honked when they cut you off…

So it came as a surprise when when I found it was my home state who are the worst drivers, not my fellow commuters here in Texas. Come on Louisiana!

This is all according to an annual study conducted by, which ranks drivers by state using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, MADD, and the National Motorist Association.

They did a wonderful job pulling all the data together, and we thought that you might like to see some of this data in visual form so we put together this handy infographic. Please share with your friends!

Worst Drivers in America

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The Top 50 Worst Drivers by State

Wondering what the other states are ranking? Here is a listing on the worst drivers by state starting with the worse and moving to the best drivers in the US.

  1. Louisiana
  2. South Carolina
  3. Mississippi
  4. Texas
  5. Alabama
  6. Florida
  7. Missouri
  8. North Carolina
  9. Montana
  10. North Dakota
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Nevada
  13. Tennessee
  14. Georgia
  15. Pennsylvania
  16. Arizona
  17. Arkansas
  18. Maryland
  19. California
  20. Ohio
  21. Illinois
  22. New York
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Kentucky
  25. Hawaii
  26. Colorado
  27. Wyoming
  28. Delaware
  29. Indiana
  30. New Mexico
  31. South Dakota
  32. New Jersey
  33. Nebraska
  34. West Virginia
  35. Michigan
  36. Virginia
  37. Idaho
  38. Kansas
  39. Washington
  40. Rhode Island
  41. Alaska
  42. Massachusetts
  43. Iowa
  44. District of Columbia
  45. Connecticut
  46. Maine
  47. Oregon
  48. Minnesota
  49. New Hampshire
  50. Utah
  51. Vermont

Next time your driving to work, be careful. Bad drivers are everywhere!

About Paul Chittenden

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2 Responses to The Worst Drivers in America | An Infographic

  1. Dennis Fowler March 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Your graphic has an error. 8. and 9 are wrong. 8 North and 9 Carolina???

    • Paul Chittenden March 20, 2014 at 2:55 am #

      Haha! Good catch! What’s worse, a huge typo on an infographic, or a big mistake on your resume?

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