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Congrats, Louisiana: You Have the Worst Drivers in America

<p>The worst drivers in America are in Louisiana,&nbsp;according to a statistical survey&nbsp;published Dec. 16 by</p>
IMAGE: A line of traffic extends down Airline Highway in New Orleans.
A line of traffic extends down Airline Highway in New Orleans. Gerald Herbert / AP

Of course wherever you're stuck behind some moron who can't pick a lane will seem like the state with the worst drivers in America, but only one can say it officially: The worst drivers in America are in Louisiana.

That's at least according to a statistical survey published Dec. 16 by, an auto insurance website.

The site looked at five key federal safety agency statistics over 2011 and 2012 and broke them down into ratios per 100 million miles driven — deaths, citations for traffic signal and seatbelt violations, citations for drunken driving, citations for careless driving and moving violations.

The takeaway: Stay off the road in the South. The top (or worse) six states in the survey were all in the Deep South — and seven of the top 10:

  1. Louisiana
  2. South Carolina
  3. Mississippi
  4. Texas
  5. Alabama
  6. Florida
  7. Missouri
  8. North Carolina
  9. Montana
  10. North Dakota

Louisiana, to its discredit, was at the bottom the last time did the same survey, in 2011. It finished in the bottom five in all five categories this time.