Study Says Arkansas is Average When it Comes to Driving
Although we're not the worst of the bunch, we could improve a bit.
Let's call a spade a spade, OK? Driving is not the best stress reliever out there. It can be therapeutic in the right conditions. Like I drove a Lamborghini in Las Vegas on an open track and felt incredible. But put me in that same car here in town and I will be likely to blow a top!
Driving and driving with other people can be infuriating.
That being said, there are other things that can make people bad drivers aside form just neglecting to use their turn signals or stopping in the middle of the street to pick someone up (but it's OK because they used their "emergency flashers"). For instance, Inc.com recently put out a list of the best and worst drivers in America by state and looked at things like road fatalities, speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, careless driving, and drunk driving. They ranked every single state from best to worst.
Arkansas was decent.
Although we weren't the best, we weren't the worst either. In fact, we landed at number 25. It looks like Arkansas performed well in many categories, but the part that did us in was the number of fatalities. We have some of the highest number of fatalities on the road per 100 million miles driven. In fact, Arkansas has the fifth highest number of deaths in the nation.
Now that's something we can definitely work to improve on.