Tennessee ranked among states with worst drivers according to annual study

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee has been ranked as one of the top ten states with the worst drivers in the country according to personal finance companySmartAsset.

The company's third annual ranking of states with the worst drivers examined the percentage of drivers who were insured, DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers, fatality rate per miles driven, and Google search terms such as 'traffic ticket' or 'speeding ticket.'

Tennessee was ranked as the 8th worst state in the country, tied with Alaska. According to the report, just 80% of drivers are insured, the fifth-lowest rate in the country. The report also found Tennesseans were ranked 14th in the rate of searches for driving related tickets.

Mississippi ranked as the worst state in the country, followed by Alabama, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Alaska/Tennessee (tied), and Missouri rounding out the top ten. Kentucky was ranked 14th on the list, tied with Colorado.