What's the Worst State For Driving?July 9, 2014
Do you ever get road rage? Does it come out when you’re caught in the evening commute? Or maybe when you’re on the freeway with a bunch of crazies who go too slow and too fast? Even if you don’t get road rage, I’m sure you have your share of pet peeves about other drivers when you’re out on the road. It seems like every state claims to have some of the worst traffic or the worst drivers in the country. No wonder the internet is jam-packed with traffic memes! But they can’t ALL be the worst, right? I guess everyone notices the troubles on the roads within their own state, but some places have a greater tendency for problems than others, so I figured there had to be some type of study out there that set the record straight once and for all….and I was right! I found two different articles listing off the states with worst traffic and best and worst drivers in America. And guess what? Kansas didn’t end up on any of the lists! Guess we’re just right in the happy middle of it all! Worst Traffic in America Here’s the top 10 places with the worst traffic in America, according to Mashable: 1. Interstate H-1 E, Kalihi-Palama in Honolulu, Hawaii 2. Interstate 5 N, in San Diego, California 3. California 2 E, in Los Angeles, California 4. Lunalilo Freeway, Kalihi-Palama in Honolulu, Hawaii 5. U.S. Highway 101, in Hollywood, California 6. Interstate 278 W, in Sunnyside, New York 7. Interstate 678 N, in Briarwood, New York 8. Lunalilo Freeway, from Liliha to Kapalama in Honolulu, Hawaii 9. US Highway 101 N, in downtown Los Angeles, California 10. California 2 E, in Santa Monica and Glendale, California I had no idea Hawaii had such terrible traffic! Southern California was pretty unsurprising, though. I can’t believe the top 10 are ALL in Hawaii, California or New York! Best and Worst Drivers in America Now, here are the states with the best and worst drivers, according to Time magazine: The 5 states with the worst drivers: 1. Louisiana 2. South Carolina 3. Mississippi 4. Texas 5. Alabama The 5 states with the best drivers: 1. Vermont 2. Utah 3. New Hampshire 4. Minnesota 5. Oregon Time magazine said this study was ranked according to these criteria: fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and failure to obey traffic signs and wear seat belts. Looks like The South is pretty bad across the board, so watch out next time you head down there! 😉 Do any of these surprise you? Tell me some of your bad driving experiences in the comments below!