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Report: Idaho named state with the 7th safest drivers

A recent 24/7 Wall St. article identified Idaho as “The State With the 7th Safest Drivers.”

24/7 Wall St. reports in 2016, Idaho drivers reported they wore their seat belt 81% of the time (tied — 11th lowest) and used their cell phone only 38% of the time (24th lowest) while only breaking the speed limit 20.4% of the time (4th lowest).

In Idaho, even though drivers exhibit some of the safest driving habits, it had the 15th highest fatality rate of 1.30 deaths per 100 million miles driven in 2016, according to the report.

The top 10 states with the best driving habits are:

Montana Wyoming Alaska South Dakota Vermont North Dakota Idaho Kansas Minnesota Iowa


“The states with the safest drivers are ranked based on their score in the “EverDrive Safe Driving Report 2016-2017.” EverQuote, an online car insurance shopping service, produces EverDrive, an app that allows drivers to monitor their driving habits, including phone use, speeding, risky braking, acceleration and turning by measuring phone movement and use. The report covers driving habits of roughly 140,000 app users in 50 states, covering 2.7 million trips and 230 million miles of driving. Using data from app users, EverQuote grades the drivers of each state based on those measures of safety.”

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