New study ranks Alabama as the #9 state with worst drivers

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Alabama drivers have been accused of being among the worst in the nation for years, and a findings from a new study reveal the accusations may be true.

SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, uncovered the states with the worst drivers in a recent study, and Alabama took home the ninth spot.

According to the findings, the Yellowhammer State has the 18th-highest fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles driven and the 12th-highest rate of using Google to search “speeding ticket” and “traffic ticket.”

You’re also more likely to come across a driver without auto insurance in Alabama than you are in 43 other states across the country. Translation: roughly 20% of Alabama drivers are uninsured.

Alabama’s in good company though, every single border state also made the top 10 worst drivers list.

The silver lining? Alabama’s up three spots from its #6 ranking last year.

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