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Missouri ranked most careless drivers in US, study

MISSOURI — A personal injury law firm, Bader Scott, used motor vehicle crash data from the National Highway Traffic Administration to determine the most careless drivers in the U.S. Missouri ranked number one.

According to the study, from 2018 to 2022, it considered the proportion of fatal crashes where drivers were not wearing a seatbelt (or helmet in motorcycle cases), fatal crashes involving distraction, and fatal crashes involving speeding. Each state was ranked based on the combination of these three factors.

Missouri ranked the highest average with 36.5% of drivers not wearing a seatbelt or helmet involved in fatal crashes (2,486 drivers and motorcyclists), 8.2% of fatal crashes involving distractions (368 drivers and motorcyclists) and 38% of fatal crashes involving speeding from 2018 to 2022.

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(Story by Tony Nguyen,

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