Warning: Could Your State Have the Most Dangerous Drivers? [Infographic]

Some states have bragging rights for having the most job growth or the hottest nightlife, whereas others…well, they have the worst drivers in America.

The holidays are upon us again, and that means 104 million Americans are projected to hit the roads for this end-of-the-year travel season according to INRIX. That’s a full 91 percent of holiday travelers making their way to their destinations by car. As always, it’s in drivers’ best interest to be aware of the risks along their journey. While nowhere is free from bad drivers, some states have a larger share of law-breaking car owners than others.

To determine the riskiest states for traffic incidents, the data science and research team at Insurify, an online car insurance comparison platform, assessed the auto insurance applications of 1.9 million car insurance applicants. When applying for a policy, car owners must disclose their driving records, including any moving violations from the past seven years. Analysts compared the number of drivers with infractions against the total population of drivers to determine the state with the highest share of offending drivers in the country.

If your travel plans are taking you through one of the most dangerous states, you should be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of America’s worst drivers – especially if you’re one of them.

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Insurify’s team of data scientists and content specialists presents Insurify Insights, a series of automotive, home, and health studies focusing on the topics that impact us all. Through expert analysis of over 1.9 million car insurance applications and an array of top data sources, the Insurify Insights team produces new data-driven articles, trend analyses, regional superlatives, and national rankings every week.