There's a Car Insurance Comparison poll out that ranks the states at being the "Worst Drivers." Hooray for Minnesota Nice, our lovely state came in last. That is really good because really that means best. Cool, right?

So, what is all part of ranking for Worst Driving state?

Careless driving was part of the "worst driving" scores. To improve on that, put down the cell phone while driving and NO texting while driving. Now 46 states have a total ban on texting while driving, while only 14 states have a ban on hand-held cell phones while driving.

Speeding was another part of being on the top of the worst drivers. In 2013, nearly 30 percent of fatal crashes were because of speeders. Other bad habits include not buckling up and drinking and driving.

So a couple of states at the top of the list include:

  • Montana was No. 1 for "Worst Drivers."
  • Tied at No. 2 were South Carolina, which was tied last year at No. 1, and New Mexico, which jumped 17 spots.

How did our neighboring states do?

  • North Dakota, oops, ranked at No. 7
  • South Dakota, a little better, at No. 15
  • Then Wisconsin is ranked at No. 28
  • Iowans are very careful drivers. They are ranked at No. 48.

The states that also rank at the bottom of the "Worst Drivers" list:

  • Vermont at No. 49
  • and Ohio is ranked at 50

Slow down, buckle up and put the cell phones away until you reach the destination. Congratulations to Minnesota drivers for being the worst at being the worst!

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