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Texas has the 3rd-worst drivers in the nation, report says

KEYE Austin logo KEYE Austin 12/9/2020 Jerrod Kingery
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You've probably heard people talk about how bad drivers are in whatever state they're from, even here in Texas.

But now, there's a report to back up the Lone Star State's claim to having some of the worst drivers in the United States.

According to a study by, Texas is tied with Montana for the third-worst drivers in the country.

Texans are especially bad about driving drunk, the study found, with nearly 46% of all traffic deaths involving a driver that had been drinking.

27.2% of traffic deaths involve speeding. In 2019, Texas was ranked #5 overall.

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"Texas rose quite a bit when it came to its worst category — drunk driving — where it ranked third-worst out of all states and the District of Columbia in 2018."

Alaska has the worst drivers, and New Mexico, Colorado and Montana join Texas in the top 5.

To read the full report, click here.


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