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Where does NJ rank on the Forbes list?

Driving is a privilege that can also be very dangerous.

And trends in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding and distracted driving, are the reasons behind the recent increase in fatal crashes across the country, according to a 2023 AAA study.

Early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that fatal crashes increased 12.7% from 2019 to 2023.

But in New Jersey, these unsafe driving habits are less common and drivers are at lower risk, according to Forbes Advisor’s search for States With The Worst Drivers 2024.

The financial advice website compared data from all 50 states across eight metrics, such as drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes and fatal car crashes involving speeding, to determine which states have the worst drivers.

It turns out that New Jersey ranks very low on the list of worst states (46) and number 5 among the states with the best drivers in the entire country.

Here’s why New Jersey ranks fifth on the list of best drivers: New Jersey has the lowest rate of drunk drivers involved in fatal car crashes (2.18 per 100,000 licensed drivers) and the third lowest number of fatal car accidents involving speeding (1.98 per 100,000 drivers with a driver’s license). ), according to Forbes.

Top ten states with the best drivers, according to Forbes:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Connecticut
  4. New York
  5. New Jersey
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Minnesota
  8. Maryland
  9. Utah
  10. Washington

Top ten states with the worst drivers, according to Forbes:

  1. New Mexico
  2. Wyoming
  3. Texas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Montana
  6. Louisiana
  7. Kentucky
  8. Kansas
  9. Mississippi
  10. Missouri
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