Wed. May 22nd, 2024

NEW MEXICO RANKS 19TH OVERALL FOR WORST DRIVERS IN THE U.S.

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest driving weekends of the year and with gas prices that are about a quarter cheaper than last year in two-thirds of all states, more drivers are expected to be on the road.

Drivers may want to be particularly vigilant when driving in states where DUIs, driving fatalities, speeding ticket inquiries and uninsured drivers are more common. A study by SmartAsset uncovered the states with the worst drivers.

The study looked at the percentage of drivers who are insured, the number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests per 1,000 drivers, the number of fatalities per 100,000 vehicle miles driven and how often residents google terms like “traffic ticket” or “speeding ticket.”

Nine of the 10 states at the top of this year’s study were also in the top 10 of our 2018 study. New Mexico left its No. 5 spot in 2018 to move down to 19th-worst overall. The new top-10 state this year is Nevada, which ties for fourth-worst this year but was 14th-worst last year.

<https://smartasset.com/checking-account/states-worst-drivers-2019>

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