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Montana, North Dakota crack top 10 "worst drivers" by state list

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Montana and North Dakota are among the top 10 states with the worst drivers, according to a car insurance website. (Photo courtesy carinsurancecomparison.com) Montana and North Dakota are among the top 10 states with the worst drivers, according to a car insurance website. (Photo courtesy carinsurancecomparison.com)

Montana and North Dakota are among this year's list of the states with the worst drivers, according to an insurance website.

The website, carinsurancecomparison.com, used information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration based on a study that focused on fatal car crashes and their causes to compile the list.

The website notes that while traffic-related fatalities have decreased 67 percent since 1975, "we still have a long way to go for safe driving."

Louisiana and Texas tied for the number one "worst drivers" state, with South Carolina claiming the third spot.

North Dakota came in at number 4.

The website states:

An issue with Drunk Driving caused North Dakota to slip on our list from seventh place last year to fourth this year. Drunk Driving caused 66 deaths in North Dakota last year. It’s a serious problem that drivers in the state need to recognize and address.

The fact that North Dakota placed sixth in Speeding only adds fuel to the fire. Individuals who are drinking and driving over the speed limit are far more likely to cause fatal accidents than those who are following the law.

Montana claimed the number 10 spot, down from the number 1 spot last year.

Moving from first place last year to tenth place this year, Montana seems to have done a lot to improve the quality of driving on the road. The state came in above average for Careless Driving but still has some work to do taking third place for Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled.

Here’s hoping that next year, Montana will improve even more and won’t show up on our list.

Click here to read the entire list.

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