Nevada has been ranked as the seventh worst state in the nation for bad driving in 2016, according to a recent study conducted by carinsurancecompanion.com.
The website used statistics gathered from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on fatal car accidents and the factors that caused them.
Each state was ranked based on its fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled and the percentage of fatal accidents involving:
- Failure to obey traffic signals, not wearing a seat belt and driving with an invalid license
- Drunk driving
- Careless driving
Nevada’s score for each category varied.The state’s highest scoring category, and worst ranking factor, was careless driving, which caused 78 deaths in 2016. Overall, Nevada’s national rankings include:
- Careless driving: fourth