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 CarInsuranceComparison.com 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.
CarInsuranceComparison.com 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.