VIRGINIA, USA — Virginia drivers are the second-worst drivers in the nation, according to a ranking by insurance company QuoteWizard. The No. 1 spot belongs to a state you may not expect: Wyoming.
Maryland broke the top 10 for overall worst drivers, coming in at No. 7, while the state's drivers came in second in the survey's list of most accident-prone states.
D.C. was not included in the rankings.
To come up with the list, QuoteWizard analyzed data from over two million insurance quotes for driving incident factors including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and other citations like texting and driving.
"Rankings are a composite score based on the rate of occurrence between the four ranking factors. States considered to have the worst drivers had the highest rates of each incident factor," Adam Johnson with QuoteWizard wrote on the company's website.
Virginia jumped a staggering 12 spots from the company's analysis of 2018 data, when the commonwealth ranked 14 overall. Maryland also moved up in the rankings from two years ago, when the state ranked 12.
The full list can be found below:
4. New Jersey
5. South Dakota
10. South Carolina
12. North Dakota
26. New York
34. New Hampshire
35. Rhode Island
38. North Carolina
47. New Mexico
50. West Virginia
Data also showed accidents occurring most often in five states: Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Utah.
What say you? Does the data check out?