TEXAS (KETK) – Now that the holidays are here, many people will be traveling across the state and country. A recent study by CarInsuranceComparison.com shows Texas ranked #5 in the country among states with the worst drivers, so people are urged to be vigilant on the road.

The study measured several metrics including fatality rate, drunk driving, and careless driving (Montana and Alabama tied for 8th).

Texas ranked #2 among the worst drunk driving in the country with 8,565 deaths since 2013. On the other hand, Texas’ best ranking is #29 among states with worst in speeding.

Here are their findings for Texas:

  • In 2018, Texas saw 1,439 fatalities due to drunk driving
  • This is the sixth time The Lone Star State has received its worst ranking for drunk driving, having made it to this prominent position in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
  • Since the time of our first study in 2011, Texas has remained among the top 10 worst driving states in the nation, snagging a dreaded spot among the top four up until 2018.