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Mississippi Ranks Third Worst Drivers in the Nation

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A new survey places Mississippi drivers high on a list for their lack of skills on the road.

Carinsurancecomparison.com has Mississippi ranked third in the nation for worst drivers.

The Magnolia State is right behind its neighbor, Louisiana at the top of the list.

"I'm ok. It depends if I'm in a hurry or not." says Michael Perry about his driving skills

"I consider myself a good driver." says Jamie Lewis

The study ranks Mississippi as third in the nation for worst drivers.

A score system was used to determine the rankings.

Factors include fatality rates, failure to obey traffic laws, tickets, drunk driving, and careless driving.

"Distracted driving, texting, and cell phone use has been the main factor in causing accidents in the state of Mississippi." says Trooper Eric Henry
 
Not many drivers disagreed with the study. 

"People don't use blinkers very often, some people aren't very courteous when people need to get over." says Perry

"We all have cell phones, some people have small children. So people are very distracted when they drive these days." adds Lewis

Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway patrol says drivers need to pay more attention on the road.

"We just want people to be vigilant on what they're doing, take their tune when they go somewhere."

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