12 Most Reckless States in America


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2. South Carolina

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Coming in at No. 2 is South Carolina. This state has the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the nation. Its speeding tickets per capita is 1,105.68, pedestrian fatalities per capita are 3.25, debt per capita is $2,983.17, landfill trash per capita is 32.6 tons and average life expectancy is 76.2. Best Life gave South Carolina a reckless index score of 97.73.

Now, let’s take a look at the speeding tickets category again. As you can see, it is pretty high. In fact, in a 2019 article published by Jebaily Law Firm, P.A., it was reported that Insurify found that 22.7% of South Carolina drivers had at least one speeding violation on their record from the past seven years.

“That’s the third-highest percentage in the country,” the article read. As such, South Carolina led the nation in fatality rates per mile traveled, with 1.88 deaths per 100 million miles driven–almost twice as high as the national average!

1. Louisiana

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Coming in at No. 1 is Louisiana. Best Life gave this state a reckless index score of 100.00. It has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Its pedestrian fatalities per capita are 3.52.

Its landfill trash per capita is 38.7 tons, its debt per capita is $3,910.20, and the average life expectancy in Louisiana is 75.4. Unfortunately, Best Life wasn’t able to find any data on the number of speeding tickets per capita for the state.

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