DENVER (CBS4) — It’s not uncommon to find a Coloradan frustrated over traffic and what seems like constant crashes during rush hour. A new study says Colorado ranks No. 6 in the nation for states with the worst drivers.
But it’s not just the traffic that earns Colorado the title. CarInsuranceComparison.com says drivers here rank the worst for failing to obey traffic and safety laws. Speeding was our second worse offense.READ MORE: We're Only 31 Days Away From The Anniversary Of Denver's Earliest Snow On Record
This is the first time since 2011 that Colorado ranks among the top 10 state with the worst drivers.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: One More Day With A Serious Threat For More Flooding And Mudslides
The study’s results found the following states to top the list of worst drivers nationally:
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
The researchers used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to rank all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by deadly driving behaviors and traffic fatalities.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: As Delta Variant Causes Dramatic Increase In Cases, Governor Says Getting To 80% Vaccination Rate Would 'Make An Enormous Difference'
“Carelessness, speeding, ignoring laws, and drunk driving remain among the leading causes of traffic deaths,” the study states.