You know by now that commuting in Florida is about the worst thing you can do, next to having someone punching you in the crotch or slamming your hand into a plugged-in waffle iron.
But now our driving horribleness as been documented and ranked.
And the findings show that Florida drivers are the sixth worst in the nation.
That's actually surprising. We're bad enough to crack the Top 5 in anyone's list.
WE DEMAND A RECOUNT!
According to Car Insurance Comparison, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Louisiana are apparently worse at driving than Florida.
The website used stats the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drink Driving.
Then, it broke things down into five categories: - Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled - Failure to Obey (Traffic Signals + Seat Belts) - Drunk Driving - Tickets - Careless Driving
It then took these stats and threw them into a Super Car Insurance Computer, which tallied up the scores and spat out the rankings.
And while Florida failed to be a Top 5 state in worst drivers, we did hit the number-one slot for "most Careless Driving," with a score of 51 on the scale.
HIGH FIVE, YOU GUYS!
According to the Car Insurance Comparison people, Florida showed improvement in the "Fatality Rate" and "Failure to Obey" categories from previous years, which is a good thing overall.
Florida has struggled in both the Careless Driving and Ticket Rate, but slight improvements in the Fatality Rate and Failure to Obey categories help improve their overall rank. It's worth noting that their Drunk Driving rating dropped from 7th to 18th. Remember -- lower ratings are better.
So, according to these rankings, we're dying a lot less on the road while still leading the nation on being complete assholes on them.
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