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Tallahassee climbs Allstate's best drivers list, second study says Florida drivers 4th worst in U.S.

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 12:56:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — One new study has ranked Florida fourth among the nation's worst drivers, while another study suggests it's Capital City drivers are some of the best drivers in the U.S.

According to a new SmartAsset study, Florida ranks in the fourth spot with the worst drivers compared to other states. In last year’s analysis, Florida ranked eighth overall.

The study goes on to show that just 73.3% of drivers in the Sunshine State have insurance, which is the lowest rate in the nation. Florida also has the 11th highest rate of searches for traffic-related tickets, according to Google trends data.

However, one positive statistic shown in the study is that Florida has the eighth lowest DUI rate in the country at 2.17 incidents per 1,000 drivers.

While the SmartAsset study shows that Florida drivers are in the top five worst in the country, Tallahassee drivers have made it into the top 50 best drivers in a recent Allstate report.

The Capital City ranked 42nd safest in America out of the 200 cities analyzed for Allstate’s annual Best Drivers Report. Of the 13 Florida cities that made Allstate’s annual report, Tallahassee fared well, with only Cape Coral, Port St. Lucie ahead of it.

Allstate’s annual study ranks the 200 largest U.S. cities by Allstate collision frequency to help determine which have the safest drivers. According to their data, Tallahassee drivers experience a traffic collision once every 10.63 years.

Tallahassee drivers moved up one slot from 2018’s rankings, keeping it in the top 50 best drivers in the U.S.

More details on the SmartAsset study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here. You can also visit, to access historical data for Tallahassee.