Report: Virginia's Drivers Ranked Rudest in the Nation
Insurify, an online insurance comparison site, researched a database of over 2 million auto insurance applications to draw conclusions about the relative rudeness of drivers in every state.
Drivers disclose information such as their age and driving history, including past accidents and driving infractions. Insurify’s data scientists classified the following driving violations as the most extreme forms of rude driving: failure to yield violations (failure to yield the right of way, failure to yield to a pedestrian), failure to stop violations (failure to stop for a red light, school bus, or stop sign), improper backing, passing where prohibited, tailgating, street racing, and hit-and-runs.
For each state, Insurify’s data scientists calculated the proportion of drivers with one or more of these violations on their record. The states with the highest proportion of those drivers were ranked as the states with the rudest drivers.
The top ten states with the rudest drivers according to the Insurify database includes Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, New York, Georgia, Ohio, Delaware, Iowa, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.