Montana has the worst drivers in the country.

That’s according to the website, which based its finding on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Total scores were calculated for each state based on these factors:

  • Fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
  • Failure to obey (percentage of fatal crashes that involved traffic signals, not wearing seat belts, and driving with an invalid driver license)
  • Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that involved alcohol)
  • Speeding (percentage of driving fatalities that were speed-related)
  • Careless driving (pedestrian & bicyclist fatalities per 100,000 population)

Their results showed Montana tied with South Carolina for the worst drivers.

What makes Montana drivers so bad? The big reason is drunk driving, according to

“This is a deadly mistake to make that is easy to avoid. You won’t regret taking a few minutes to plan ahead and having a safe way to get home,” the website states.

For more about information and resources about national impaired driving statistics and Montana DUI and alcohol facts, visit Gallatin’s County website.