Insurance study: Colorado drivers eighth worst in U.S.

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DENVER — An insurance comparison site said in a report that Coloradans are the eighth-worst drivers in the U.S.

QuoteWizard looked at fatal crashes, total accidents, speeding tickets and DUI citations to come up with the rankings.

The top five states for the worst drivers are Utah, California, Virginia, Maine and Nebraska. The top states for the best drivers are Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan and Nevada.

Colorado ranked as the 10th worst state for drivers with speeding tickets and 11th worst for DUI’s.

But it came in No. 1 for traffic citations, which include driving without a seat belt, running red lights and failure to use turn signals.

Worst drivers (by state rank)

1. Utah
2. California
3. Virginia
4. Maine
5. Nebraska
6. South Carolina
7. North Dakota
8. Colorado
9. Washington
10. Arizona
11. Minnesota
12. Missouri
13. Kansas
14. Idaho
15. Georgia
16. Vermont
17. Ohio
18. Delaware
19. New Jersey
20. Oregon
21. Connecticut
22. Maryland
23. Wyoming
24. New Mexico
25. Wisconsin
26. New Hampshire
27. North Carolina
28. Louisiana
29. Iowa
30. Alabama
31. Texas
32. Massachusetts
33. Indiana
34. Pennsylvania
35. Tennessee
36. Alaska
37. Hawaii
38. New York
39. Montana
40. Kentucky
41. Oklahoma
42. West Virginia
43. Illinois
44. South Dakota
45. Arkansas
46. Nevada
47. Michigan
48. Mississippi
49. Florida
50. Rhode Island