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Forbes Advisor lists Oklahoma at the top of its list of states with the worst drivers

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A recent report from Forbes Advisor shows that Oklahoma will be one of the top five states with the worst drivers based on fatal car crashes in 2024.

According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal crashes in the U.S. increased 12.7% from 2019 to 2023.

Here’s an overview of Forbes Advisor’s research.

Oklahoma ranks fourth among states with the worst drivers

Forbes Advisor ranked Oklahoma fourth among states with the worst drivers.

According to Forbes Advisor, the state has the sixth-highest rate of fatal car accidents, at 24.32 per 100,000 licensed drivers. Oklahoma has the eighth highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a distracted driver: 2.01 per 100,000 licensed drivers.

Which states have the worst drivers?

According to Forbes Advisor, these states have the worst drivers:

  1. New Mexico: The state has the highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the study: 10.16 per 100,000 licensed drivers, along with a variety of other dangerous driving behaviors.
  2. Wyoming: The state has the highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a drowsy driver: 2.93 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  3. Texas: Drivers in Texas are among the worst in the U.S., with the second-highest rate of drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes: 8.32 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Montana: The state has the highest rate of drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes: 8.32 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  6. Louisiana: The southern state has the second-highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a distracted driver: 4.42 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  7. Kentucky: Kentucky has the fourth highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a distracted driver: 3.54 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  8. Kansas: Kansas has the second-highest rate of fatal car crashes involving a driver who disobeyed traffic signs, traffic signals or a traffic officer: 1.71 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  9. Mississippi: The state has the highest fatal car accident rate of any state in the country: 31.95 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  10. Missouri: The state has some of the most dangerous driving behavior in the country, including speeding and racing.