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Florida drivers are still some of the worst in the nation

Employees hand out numbered coupons for free gasoline to drivers in line along Euclid Avenue Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Published Aug. 20, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.


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