Oklahoma Drivers Named 4th-Worst in the Country in Forbes Study

KTUL - May 12, 2023 6:18 am

A new study ranked Oklahoma as one of the top states for worst drivers.

Forbes Advisor recently conducted a study on car accidents in the United States. According to Forbes, in 2021, more than 39,500 fatal car crashes occurred in America, which was a 10% increase from 2020.

The study compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. by use of six metrics. The metrics include the following:

  • Number of drunk drivers involved in fatal car accidents
  • Number of fatal car accidents involving a distracted driver
  • Number of fatal accidents involving a drowsy driver
  • Number of fatal accidents involving a driver who was driving the wrong way on a one-way street or on the wrong side of the road
  • Number of fatal car accidents involving a driver who failed to obey traffic signs, traffic signals, or a traffic officer
  • Number of drivers who looked at a phone per mile

Based on these metrics, Forbes found Texas ranked number one for the state with the worst drivers.

Louisiana, Kansas, and Kentucky are also listed in the Top 5 States with the Worst Drivers.

Oklahoma ranked number four out of the 50 states. According to the study, Oklahoma had the seventh-highest number of fatal car accidents involving a districted driver, the eighth-highest number of fatal accidents involving a driver who failed to obey traffic signs, and the ninth-worst for drunk drivers being involved in fatal crashes.

Out of a score of 100 points, Oklahoma received an 80.53.

Click here to read the full report.

 

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