ROCHESTER, Minn. - A new study by QuoteWizard ranks all 50 states by their driving skills.
The study looked at factors such as citations, DUIs, fatalities, speeting tickets, and accidents. Local drivers were surprised Minnesota ranked worse than states in the south.
"The south believes traffic rules are voluntary, not mandatory," John Weyers, from Rochester, said.
"I worked down in the south and any time they get ice or snow everyone always freaks out. And they don't salt the roads. So that's always something to look out for," Elaina Lanson, a driver from Akron, Ohio, said.
She said she hasn't noticed any bad driving since passing through Minnesota.
Both Lanson and Weyers said being considerate on the road should be a top priority when driving.
In addition to severe weather, the study said the state's "Minnesota nice" causes people to be passive-aggressive and indecisive when behind the wheel.
Iowa ranked as the 27th state with the worst drivers. California ranked as number one when it comes to bad drivers, and Rhode Island was found to have the best drivers.