Did you know YOUR STATE is one of the worst with Most Distracted Drivers?


This list is based on a ranking of US. states after analyzing the number of fatalities as well as data concerning the percentage of time drivers were observed using their phones while driving.

New Mexico ranks as the most distracted state, with drivers spending over 8% of their driving time on their smartphones despite the law forbidding people from using handheld devices while driving. Alabama, Montana, Washington, and Kentucky round out the top five most distracted states in the U.S.

The web site WhistleOut says to come up with this ranking, we took into account the National Highway Traffic Safety Association's (NHTSA) distracted driving fatalities data, as well as Zendrive's 2018 and 2019 Distracted Driving Studies showing the percentage of time drivers were observed using their phones while distracted. The information obtained from both NHTSA and Zendrive was the most recent data available.

1- New Mexico

2-Alabama

3-Montana

4-Washington

5-Kentucky

6-Kansas

7-North Dakota

8-Virginia

9-Missouri

10-Hawaii

11-New Hampshire

12-Michigan

13-Georgia

14-Louisiana

15-Oregon

16-New Jersey

17-South Carolina

18-Delaware

19-Colorado

20-West Virginia

21-Idaho

22-Ohio

23-Wyoming

24-Wisconsin

25-Oklahoma

26-Iowa

27-Vermont

28-North Carolina

29-Connecticut

30-Maryland

31-Minnesota

32-Mississippi

33-Texas

34-Utah

35-Rhode Island

36-Nebraska

37-Maine

38-Massachusetts

39-Illinois

40- Nevada

41- Arizona

42-California

43-Tennessee

44-Florida

45-South Dakota

46-Indiana

47-Pennsylvania

48-Alaska

49-New York

50-Arkansas


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