Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Transportation

Florida drivers are still some of the worst in the nation

Florida again is one of the states with the worst drivers in nation, according to a study conducted by SmartAsset.

The good news? At least we aren’t in first place anymore.

RELATED: Florida is the worst state in the nation in every way, rankings say

Florida was the No. 1 state for bad drivers when this study was conducted last year. However, new information bumped the Sunshine State down to No. 8 in the country.

Mississippi is now the top state for the worst drivers, followed by a tie between Tennessee and California.

RELATED: Motorists name their top (and worst) driving songs in insurance.com survey

What earned us a spot in the top 10? For starters, 2.17 drivers out of every 1,000 are arrested for a DUI. And just 73.3 percent of Florida’s drivers are insured — one of the lowest rates nationwide.

On the plus side, fatalities have dropped by a third since 1994. Florida’s roads see about 1.47 fatalities per 100 million miles driven, with close to 3,200 traffic-related fatalities counted in 2016.

To read about the methodology and see the whole list of the worst drivers, check out the studyhere.

Comments
Love that new car smell? Ford just figured out how to get rid of it

Love that new car smell? Ford just figured out how to get rid of it

The company recently filed a patent for technology that would allow autonomous vehicles to bake the smell out of themselves.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Hillsborough County voters have done what was once unthinkable in the Tampa Bay area: voted to raise their taxes to pay for transportation improvements.In 2010, Hillsborough voters rejected a similar referendum. Pinellas voters did the same in 2014. ...
Published: 11/10/18
What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

There’s a lot to unpack from the midterms.Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rig...
Published: 11/09/18
Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

TAMPA — State transportation officials on Wednesday received one proposal to run an intercity passenger train from Orlando to Tampa, and it came from Brightline, the company that proposed creating the route in the first place.Brightline already runs ...
Published: 11/08/18
Carlton: Finally, a ferry between Tampa and St. Pete that makes sense

Carlton: Finally, a ferry between Tampa and St. Pete that makes sense

Two years ago, a sleek ferry big enough to carry 149 passengers set sail between the downtowns of St. Petersburg and Tampa to test the waters. If we float it, will they come? Yes, came the verdict for that six-month maiden run of the Cross-Bay Ferr...
Updated one month ago
Carlton: Ask questions, get facts, vote yes on the transportation tax that would help neighborhoods that need it most.

Carlton: Ask questions, get facts, vote yes on the transportation tax that would help neighborhoods that need it most.

It’s a fact: Tampa is a city standing still when it comes to improving transportation. And it’s a no-brainer this hits poorer neighborhoods the hardest.Those communities suffer most when bus routes get cut like they were last year, when streets lack ...
Updated one month ago
Tampa jumps on the hot new craze: electric scooters

Tampa jumps on the hot new craze: electric scooters

TAMPA — Electric scooter rentals are the latest fad for moving around downtowns, and they could be coming to town as soon as February.The city has issued a request for applications for up to three electric scooter rental companies to bring that techn...
Updated one month ago