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Study Finds New Jersey Drivers Among The Best In The US

If I told you that New Jersey drivers were some of the best in the country, would you believe it? Many states would disagree, but the proof is in the statistics. A car insurance comparison website ranked safe driving by state, and New Jersey came in at #7. The rankings are based on statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

New Jersey has one of the lowest fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled, we have a low number of failure to obey and speeding violations when compared to other states, and it seems we’re more likely to follow traffic signals and seat belt laws. Unfortunately, our drunk driving violations keep us out of the top spot, which went to Minnesota. Also in the top three were Ohio and Vermont. We did, however, beat out our neighbors – New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania. A Philadelphia-area news station reported on the results:

To see the full study results, visit www.carinsurancecomparison.com, and don’t feel bad about sharing this post and gloating a little. We’re the butt of one too many driving jokes, and it turns out that we’re some of the best drivers in the nation. Are you surprised? Let me know in the comments.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.