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Study Says Washington Drivers Fifth Worst In 2017

Updated on: 11/22/2019

worst drivers in the united statesThe drivers in Washington State are getting worse, and a study conducted by an insurance company found that our motorists are now fifth worst in the country.

After coming in at No. 9 a year ago, Washington is now ranked No. 5 for worst drivers in the United States. 

Data collected from all 50 states shows that 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That was an increase of 5.5 percent over 2015. The study looked at the following: accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities.

The Five States With The Worst Drivers

1. California
2. Minnesota
3. Utah
4. South Carolina
5. Washington

The Five States With The Best Drivers

1. Rhode Island
2. Florida
3. Mississippi
4. Michigan
5. Arkansas

Here’s what the study had to say about Washington and its No. 5 ranking:

“Is it the rain-soaked streets? Is it the legal weed? Is it Seattle's massive growth? We're not sure what's causing it, but the fact is that Washington drivers are less-than-stellar. From passive to inattentive, Seattle drivers have a particularly prickly reputation. 

“Considering the fact that Washington went from 9th to 5th worst since 2016, we're prepared to blame the influx of transplants on the bad driving. Specifically, Washington's accident rate jumped from 33rd worst all the way to 14th worst since last year.”

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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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