Study: Texans Are The 3rd Worst Drivers In The Nation

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Think you’re a good driver? Think again. While it seems some Texans believe they’re the best drivers on the road, a new study says otherwise.

The signs at all the state borders say, “Welcome to Texas: Please drive friendly”, but that message seems to be lost on drivers who actually live here.

A study on says Texans are the third worst drivers in the nation… only Louisiana and Missouri are worse.

Jerry Johns, with the Southwestern Insurance Information Service, said Texans should, “Ask ourselves why we’re such bad drivers?”

Let’s be clear, we are talking about bad driving. compared drivers in all 50 states, in different categories. Texas finished third worst overall and finished in the bottom 20 in every category.

Johns said there are varying reasons for the failing grade.

“Contributing factors to this are such things such as inattentive driving, texting while driving, driving under the influence [and] cell phone use,” he explained.

We also have a problem with red light running and speeding.

Besides the negative national designation, the study said poor driving across the state has also led to Texans having car insurance rates that are higher than most states.

So what were the states with the best drivers? Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, coming in at numbers one, two and three.

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  • Colby Bauer

    File under, “No s–t!

  • TLP

    It wasn’t that way back in the day. I believe it is all those damn transplants.

  • Bill Haley

    …illegal transplants.

    • What's Wrong With Your Brain?

      Ah, your mother must be so proud.

  • CKM

    Rudest drivers in America in Texas. Trust me I see them every single day!

  • dona

    moved here from mich and thought it was bad there. I think Texans just arent used to the wide open spaces now being highways and roads.

  • William Andrew Friedman

    This survey LOST all credibility when it listed RI, MA, and CT ans the top 3. Having lived in both DFW and New England. I can the drivers there are 10X worse than anything I saw in DFW. Massachusetts residents are called Mass @$$es for a reason. Driving is one of them. Providence, RI, Warwick and Cranston drivers are not much better. So I call BS on this survey.

  • Omega 13

    I wonder how they factor in all the drunk illegal aliens? Hmmmm…

    • Your Idiot Mother

      …or ihigh school dropout racist morons.?

      • Colby Bauer

        …typed the moron who spelled “ihigh” and used a period and a question mark at the same time.

  • jeff

    Could it be that every road is under construction? A normal drive is twice as far? Out of state people not knowing where to turn? 5 mph under the speed limit does not fly here?

    • dona

      you are right about the road construction and even right about out of state drivers as I was one last year and the tom tom said ” that address does not exist” I figured it must have been prairie land..recently..

  • darrell

    this is not surprise considering that 10% of those on the road are illegals with no clue how to do anything but hit and run and 30% are transplants from someplace up north where not only did they import their bad driving habits but they imported all of their other nasty habits as well.

  • ryan

    Before CBS goes and copies a survery done by someone else, they should really take a look at how the survery is obviously skewed…..

    Quote from the website…

    “But it’s worth noting that the data also reflects how much people drive. For example, a small state with a major urban center, like Massachusetts, will have lots of residents, but many of them won’t be getting behind the wheel, which helps skew the numbers in their favor. Compare this to states that don’t have a lot of public transportation. They’re going to have higher traffic fatalities practically by default.?

    • 30 Seconds of Research

      Well said. A little research can be extremely revealing.

  • Machine

    Walk up to 50 people and ask them where they grew up. I bet 2 might be native Texan and 10 will be Mexican.

  • Texastupidity

    There are no bad drivers or racist morons in Texas. Yeeeeeehaw!!!!!

  • SDFin

    Only because there are millions of people from other states & countries here. When I was a kid, there wasn’t even trash along the roads – now it’s everywhere. Drivers are rude & inconsiderate now but weren’t before everyone in the world started moving here. Everyone cannot live here. Go home !!!

  • Mr Black

    It’s all these illegals.

  • Stephen

    I’m a native Texan and I admit it, the drivers here suck. People speed thru school zones and then slow down when the school zone isn’t on. They pull out in front of you, drive 15 mph slower than you and take their time getting up to the speed limit. They drive slow in the far left lane and will stay right with a car in the right lane rather than speed up or slow down to get out of your way. They won’t pull over for you to pass either, many things that can be named… Driving under the speed limit while there is a line of cars behind them. I probably do a lot of things to annoy people as well but just saying…

  • SDFin

    If it’s Texans then why is it the non-Texans who drive crazy on the ice here? Next big ice storm here, start asking what state/country all those in wrecks are from. Willing to bet most aren’t Texans who caused the wrecks.

  • Steve

    Just because there’s more claims in a particular state doesn’t mean those making claims are from that state – or even American for that matter. Just another attention-grabbing article. A true Texas patriot the writer is tho..

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