Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibilityStudy says Tennessee ranks 8th in worst drivers | WZTV
Close Alert

Study says Tennessee ranks 8th in worst drivers

Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A study from the financial tech website SmartAsset says Tennessee ranks eighth when it comes to states with the worst drivers.

The site used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to examine the number of drivers in each state, deaths, DUI arrests, percentage of people with auto insurance, and even google searches for speeding ticket information.

SmartAsset says Tennessee is one of the least insured states in the country with 20% of people not owning car insurance. The state also had the 18th highest number of deaths per 1,000 drivers. On the positive side, Tennessee was in the top half of the nation when it came to DUIs per 1,000 drivers, with just 5.7 per thousand.

Comment bubble

Florida ranked first in the nation for worst drivers, followed by Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Delaware, Alabama, Vermont, Tennessee, Texas, and Nevada rounding out the top ten. Kentucky ranked 24th nationally.

Loading ...