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If Your GPS Yells ‘Stop! Let me out!’ You Might Be from Texas

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We all know at least one – a bad driver! It could be the 80-year old aunt that barely sees over the steering wheel, the nervous 20-something nephew who jumps every time some horn honks, or the can’t-take-her-eyes-off-her-cell-phone neighbor who backed over your prize peonies reading the latest breakup text from her boyfriend. But per a recent study, not just these stereotypes but Texans in general, are considered the worst drivers in the entire United States.

“Worst” Place, Not 1st Place

If Your GPS Yells “Stop! Let me out!” You Might Be from Texas

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Ok, really there was a tie, but there’s no mincing words here: the tie was for “worst” place, not first place. Apparently, the state of Louisiana is also in a state of confusion when it comes to the rules of the road, but that’s not relevant to this post…Texas?! What are you doing?!

Failure to Comply

If Your GPS Yells “Stop! Let me out!” You Might Be from Texas

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published information pertaining to incidents ranging from drunk driving to fatalities, right down to failure to obey basic road rules. From this data, Car Insurance Comparison studied the data, analyzed the information, and found that indeed, Texas tanked on the dutiful driving scale. Blew it completely!

Boldly Going Where No One Should Go

If Your GPS Yells “Stop! Let me out!” You Might Be from Texas

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In fact, Texans ranked in the top 15 of each category that was rated, including such things as Careless Driving, Failure to Obey, Speeding Causing Fatalities, and Drunk Driving, of which the state ranked number 3 – a dubious honor to say the least. All told, the state’s rating rose from fourth to first in a matter of a year, with notable statistics in the former statement as well as speeding, and fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

“Keep Your Eyes On the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel…”

If Your GPS Yells “Stop! Let me out!” You Might Be from Texas

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Given the circumstances, Texans simply need to improve their driving and safety skills – no question about it. Instead of worrying that your latest bumper sticker find at the truck stop off I-35 truly reflects what you’re “all about”, consider simply keeping the rubber-side down and staying between the ditches!