Omaha Drivers Ranked the Worst Ones in the U.S.

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Omaha drivers have many shortcomings include tailgating, late signaling, and last-minute braking, which some think makes them the worst in the country.

How does the identification work to find bad drivers? 2017 incident stats are used with more than one million data points from users across the country. To quantify overall driver quality for comparison, we weighted incident counts for each city with its frequency.

The final rankings are a sum of weighted means that are calculated from the following driving incidents:

  • Accidents;
  • Speeding tickets;
  • DUIs;
  • Citations like running a red light or using a cellphone while driving.

Omaha Drivers “Win” Title of Worst This Year

Omaha is the winner of this year’s dubious honor of being America’s worst driving city. Nebraska’s largest city jumped from 8th-worst in 2017 to 1st-worst. How did they do it? The answer is easy: propelling their rise to the top are sizeable increases in accidents, speeding, and driving violations. Omaha drivers managed to decrease their DUI rate, but it wasn’t enough to keep them out of the top spot on the list.

Last summer, Nebraska State Patrol clocked an Omaha motorcyclist going 146 mph (in a 55, no less) on the West Dodge Expressway. According to the study, this driver was not the only driver pushing past the speed limit. What’s got Omaha drivers putting the pedal to the metal and crashing into stuff? Are they trying to get to Runza before it closes? Whatever the reason, the stats are clear: this year, at least, Omaha has the worst drivers in America.

Here is the list of 10 worst driving cities for 2018, according to the data:

  • Omaha, NE
  • Riverside, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Columbus, OH
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Portland, OR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT

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