In 5 years, South Carolina has gone from 39th to 2nd in the nation for worst and rudest drivers

In 2012, Insure.com did a survey of 2000 drivers on the states with the rudest drivers.  South Carolina finished a modest 39th.  A very respectable ranking in a not so savory survey.  Fast forward to 2016.  CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked South Carolina as the 3rd worst in the nation for drivers.  Now, in 2017, Kars4Kidz conducted a new survey of 2500 participants and South Carolina has the honor of finishing as the 2nd worst drivers.

Results are based on individual online surveys through AYTM (Ask Your Target Market) with 50 licensed drivers in each state for a total of 2500 respondents, aged 18 and older, and conducted from March to April 2017. Question and answer order were randomized. Based on the total population of adults per state the sampling error was ± 12% with a confidence level of 90%.

Surveys – Rudest / Worst Drivers

2012 Insure.com – South Carolina 39th (Rudest Drivers)

2016 CarInsuranceComparison.com – South Carolina 3rd (Worst Drivers)

2017 Kars4Kidz – South Carolina 2nd (Rudest Drivers)

2017 Kars4Kidz Results:

1. Idaho 11. South Dakota 21. Massachusetts 31. Illinois 41. Iowa
2. New Mexico 12. Utah 22. Kentucky 32. New Jersey 42. Pennsylvania
3. Oregon 13. Texas 23. Minnesota 33. Virginia 43. Oklahoma
4. Montana 14. Arizona 24. Delaware 34. Indiana 44. Georgia
5. Alaska 15. Michigan 25. Nevada 35. Ohio 45. Maine
6. Hawaii 16. Florida 26. Alabama 36. Nebraska 46. Wisconsin
7. Colorado 17. California 27. Tennessee 37. North Dakota 47. Louisiana
8. Washington 18. West Virginia 28. North Carolina 38. Rhode Island 48. Arkansas
9. Vermont 19. Wyoming 29. Missouri 39. Kansas 49. South Carolina
10. New Hampshire 20. Maryland 30. Connecticut 40. Mississippi 50. New York

How aggressively do you respond to slow driving?

Do you let a car merge in front of you in heavy traffic?

Do you respond rudely when being tailgated?

Do you use your turning signals?

Would you steal someone’s parking spot?

Would you speed up to stop someone from passing you?

CarInsuranceComparison.com 2016 Results:

 

Insure.com 2012 Results

The states with the rudest drivers — and the states that hate them most

Rude rank State Most hated by drivers from:
1 Idaho Arizona
2 Washington, D.C. Maryland
3 New York California
4 Wyoming Montana
5 Massachusetts New Hampshire
6 Delaware Georgia
6 Vermont California
8 New Jersey New York
9 Nevada California
10 Utah California
11 Alaska Arizona
12 Louisiana Texas
13 Connecticut New Jersey
14 Rhode Island Massachusetts
15 Iowa Illinois
16 Oklahoma Texas
17 California Texas
18 Alabama Georgia
19 Arkansas California
20 Mississippi Tennessee
21 Colorado California
21 New Mexico Texas
23 Florida Georgia
24 Ohio Kentucky
25 Georgia Florida
25 Illinois Wisconsin
27 Texas California
28 Hawaii Kansas
28 Kansas Missouri
28 Virginia North Carolina
28 West Virginia Pennsylvania
32 Kentucky Ohio
32 Maryland Pennsylvania
34 Arizona California
35 Michigan Ohio
36 Indiana Illinois
37 Pennsylvania New Jersey
38 Tennessee Alabama
39 Missouri Kansas
39 South Carolina North Carolina
41 South Dakota Texas
42 North Carolina South Carolina
43 Washington Oregon
44 Nebraska Pennsylvania
45 Wisconsin Illinois
46 Oregon California
47 Minnesota Wisconsin
48 Montana District of Columbia
48 New Hampshire Minnesota
50 Maine Maryland
51 North Dakota Michigan
Source: Insure.com, based on a survey of 2,000 drivers in July 2014.
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