I take issue with this particular conclusion:
It’s been confirmed — Floridians are the worst drivers in the U.S.
SmartAsset, a personal finance company, conducted a study looking at the number of drivers in each state, DUI arrests, people killed, percentage of insured drivers, and Google trends for speeding tickets.
So what put Florida at the top of the ranking?
Floridians have the second lowest number of insured drivers in the nation at just 76.2 percent. We also Google about speeding and traffic tickets, a lot. In fact, we conduct more searches than any other state in the U.S.
Here’s where I demur. Number Three Oklahoma’s insured percentage is 74.1, worse than Florida’s. We have a 70-percent higher DUI-arrest rate, and a 60-percent higher death rate on the highways. What keeps us out of the Number One slot is, apparently, fewer Googlers. I suggest that there’s something a tad screwy about this methodology.
(In between Florida and Oklahoma: Mississippi. Well, yeah. Just look at the map.)