Utahns ranked among the worst drivers in the nation

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UTAH (ABC4) – Notice mayhem on the streets while driving around town? You’re not alone.

According to a new study by QuoteWizard, Utah drivers are ranked among the worst driving states in the nation. Utah ranks sixth among the worst states, trailing Iowa, North Dakota, Virginia, California, and Alaska.

The study analyzed insurance data from around two million car insurance quotes from drivers across the country. Four factors were used to determine the overall quality of driving including the number of accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations.

The study breaks the driving quality down to cities as well, with Salt Lake City claiming the eighth overall worst city to drive in.

The top 10 worst states to drive in:

  1. Iowa
  2. North Dakota
  3. Virginia
  4. California
  5. Alaska
  6. Utah
  7. Idaho
  8. New Jersey
  9. Tennessee
  10. Wisconsin

The top 10 best states to drive in:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. West Virginia
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Kentucky
  5. Illinois
  6. Delaware
  7. Louisiana
  8. Michigan
  9. Arizona
  10. Connecticut

The top 10 worst cities to drive in:

  1. Omaha, NE
  2. Riverside, CA
  3. Bakersfield, CA
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. Richmond, VA
  6. Fresno, CA
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Baltimore, MD

The top 10 best cities to drive in:

  1. Birmingham, AL
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Little Rock, AR
  4. New Orleans, LA
  5. Memphis, TN
  6. Louisville, KY
  7. Detroit, MI
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Baton Rouge, LA
  10. Grand Rapids, MI

To see the full report and a complete list of states and cities, check it out here.

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