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Monday, 05 January 2015 00:00

Insurance Website Finds New Jersey Drivers Better Than Those in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware

Despite the negative stereotypes New Jersey drivers have been pegged with, recent rankings by show that Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware drivers are even worse.

Drivers in the fifty states were listed from worst to best based on an accumulation of points in five categories: the fatalities rate per 100 million miles traveled, failure to obey traffic signals and laws, drunk driving, speeding and careless driving, according to Sarah Peters, States with the lowest scores have the worst drivers.

Pennsylvania held the lowest score out of the bunch, with 110 total points, ranking 15th. New Jersey maintained 160 points, ranking surprisingly high at number 40.

New Jersey's problem area was careless driving, which is based on pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities per 100,000 people, Peters reported.

Tied for 31st place, New York drivers scored low for alcohol-related crashes resulting in fatality.

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