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Report: Illinois drivers ranked better than Wisconsin drivers

Posted at 3:18 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 16:18:28-04

A recent report puts drivers in the Prairie State ahead of us motorists in the Dairy State. 

SmartAsset released its 2018 Worst Drivers report earlier this month. Wisconsin drivers were ranked the 23rd worst in the country. 

Illinois, however, ranked even lower at 40th.

The rankings were based on the percentage of drivers insured, DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. 

According to the report, 85.7 percent of Wisconsin drivers are insured. Wisconsin has 5.84 DUIs per 1,000 drivers and the fatalities per 100 million miles was a 0.95. 

Illinois did much better in the DUI category with a 0.43 rating. 86.7 percent of Illinois drivers are insured and the fatalities per 100 million miles was at 1.01.

According to the rankings, Massachusetts drivers are the best and Mississippi drivers are the worst.