What are the Best—and Worst—States to Drive in?

A study by Dolman Law ranks the 50 states from best to worst in which to drive. The biggest loser? Louisiana.

Insurance costs are high in Louisiana, which leads to a large number of uninsured drivers (22%) on the road. The state has a death toll of 1.53 deaths for every 100 million miles.

A study by Dolman Law determined the worst and best states to drive in.

The second worst state to drive in is Florida, followed by Michigan. Also in the top 10 are Nevada and Mississippi.

Florida has the lowest number of insured drivers, with 27% uninsured. In 2019, nearly 3,000 fatal crashes occurred in Florida.

The most expensive car insurance in the U.S. is in Michigan, which also scored high for DUI arrests: 3.65 per 1,000 drivers.

The study determined that the best state to drive in is Illinois with a low ranking for driving fatalities, cheap auto insurance costs and a low number of DUI arrests.

The second best state to drive in is Massachusetts with an uninsured rate of only 6% and the lowest number of vehicle-related deaths: 0.54 per 100 million miles.

Dolman Law is a personal injury law firm in Florida.

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2 Responses to What are the Best—and Worst—States to Drive in?

  1. Jennifer Wolfe says:

    What was the correlation used to determine Louisiana was worst? The straight cost was not worst, the number of fatalities was not the worst, the number of uninsured drivers was not worst, the DUI arrests weren’t worst. What was the weighting to determine they were the worst.

    • Rebecca says:

      Hi, Ms. Wolfe. While glassBYTEs.com cannot speak to Dolman Law’s methods, from what we gathered from the results, states with high fatality and DUI rates, as well as larger percentage of uninsured drivers were determined risky for other drivers.

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