Does Utah Have to Worst Drivers in the Nation?
Utah drivers have a reputation nationwide for being terrible drivers. I do not know what angers everyone about us, but it is an opinion held by many. However, if you look at the crash data provided by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Utah is not the worst state in the Union. We actually have fewer fatal crashes per capita than the national average.
However, two of Utah’s counties rank in top 10 deadliest driving counties. Millard County and Emery County are ranked 7th and 8th respectively.
If you are not really interested in reading spreadsheets and charts, The Auto Insurance Center breaks the data down into several articles and infographics.
There is no data for non-fatal accidents and near misses.
Here are some stats about Utah:
• Utah ranks third in the nation for distracted driving behind Wyoming and Nevada. Utahns posted almost 39 driving hashtags per 100,000 residents in 2016.
• Utah is not one of the most dangerous states for winter driving. The most fatal winter crashes per capita are found in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
• Utah is number 4 in the nation for the least number of per capita fatal crashes caused by drunk driving.