10 States with the Worst Drivers

According to a study, the 10 states with the worst drivers have been identified. The good news is that Texas was not the worst. The bad news is that it is on the list, coming in at number four, just behind Louisiana (1), South Carolina (2), and Mississippi (3).

Getting our state posted on this list is bad for several reasons, not the least of which is the degree of safety involved on Texas highways. But there is also the issue of how much your insurance costs. Everything else being equal, the less safe it is on the roads statistically, the higher your premiums are going to be.


The study was more conversational than scientific, but they did use some valid statistics to come to their conclusions. The categories they tabulated were:


  • Tickets received
  • Careless driving citations
  • Drunk driving citations
  • Fatalities per vehicle miles traveled
  • Failure to obey (signs, signals, rules, etc.)


Serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, Mike Leonard Insurance is here to answer all your questions on driving safety, and to provide and continually update your auto insurance coverage. Contact us today to get a quote.