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Surprise, surprise: Georgia drivers ranked among worst in the nation

Georgians aren't the worst drivers in the nation, but they're certainly up there.

In a new ranking of the best and worst drivers by state conducted by insurance resource QuoteWizard, Georgia ranked No. 15 in the country.

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To come up with the 50-state ranking, QuoteWizard analysts sampled incident data (more than two million data points) with fatality information from the Federal Highway Administration.

Analysts also looked into speeding tickets, DUIs, citations and fatalities, weighing various incidents for each state with its occurrence percentage.

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The worst drivers in the nation commute in Utah, followed by California and Virginia. Rhode Island, Florida and Mississippi have the best drivers in the country, according to this ranking.

Here's a list of the worst and best drivers in the country, with No 1. being the worst:

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

Read more about the study and its methodology at

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