Charlotte Drivers Rank Among Worst In Country

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina rank among the worst in metropolitan cities across the United States, according to a recent study.

The Queen City landed in the 14th spot on the list of worst drivers in the 75 most populated metro areas in the country. The worst drivers live in Sacramento, California, while the best drivers are in Detroit, Michigan.

The list was produced by QuoteWizard, an internet marketing service based in Seattle. The company used more than 2 million data points from users of its website to quantify driver standards in each city. The rankings were derived from a weighted sum of accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations.

In an article presenting the rankings, QuoteWizard highlighted several metro area rivalries, but among North Carolina metro areas, Charlotte at 14th was ranked worse than both Durham (20th) and Greensboro (26th).

Here's a partial list of the rankings. See the complete list here.

Worst drivers in metro city areas

  1. Sacramento, California
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. Riverside, California
  4. Richmond, Virginia
  5. San Diego, California
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Omaha, Nebraska
  9. Denver, Colorado
  10. Bakersfield, California
  11. Portland, Oregon
  12. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  13. Bay Area, California
  14. Charlotte, North Carolina
  15. Fresno, California

Hey, California... 7 of the top 15 spots? You may have a problem.

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