The Cities and States with the Best and Worst Drivers in America
If you asked someone what state had the WORST drivers, the answer would be easy: The state that they’re driving in . . . RIGHT NOW.
But for a more scientific answer, Consumer Affairs analyzed data from the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Then, they ranked cities based on four factors: Crash fatalities per 100,000 people . . . the number of fatalities due to bad driving . . . DUI . . . and speeding.
“Bad driving” included stuff like: Driving the wrong way in one-way traffic . . . failing to yield . . . aggressive / careless driving . . . making improper turns . . . and recklessly changing lanes and tailgating on busy roads.
In the end, the state with the WORST drivers is: Tennessee, which has FOUR cities in the Top 20 . . . including the worst city, Memphis. The other three were: Knoxville (#12), Clarksville (#17), and Chattanooga (#19).
The 10 cities with the worst drivers are: Memphis . . . Baton Rouge, Louisiana . . . Albuquerque, New Mexico . . . Macon, Georgia . . . St. Louis . . . Cleveland . . . Detroit . . . Victorville, California . . . Hesperia, California . . . and Rockford, Illinois.
Despite having two small cities in the Top 10, California had the BEST drivers overall, along with Texas.
The 10 cities with the safest drivers are: Green Bay, Wisconsin . . . Cary, North Carolina . . . Oxnard, California . . . Bellevue, Washington . . . McKinney, Texas . . . Lynn, Massachusetts . . . Glendale, California . . . Pearland, Texas . . . College Station, Texas . . . and Henderson, Nevada.
Lindsay Lohan is a mother. The star and husband Bader Shammas have welcomed a baby boy People magazine reports. They named their son Luai (pronounced – LOU-eye) which means “shield or protector” in Arabic. He was born in Dubai, though his exact date of birth has not been shared at this time. Her rep tells the magazine that “the family is over the moon in love.” Lindsay, who’s been living in Dubai since 2014, wed Bader in April 2002.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello announced their separation and decision to call it quits on their marriage. The couple shared a statement about their split, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for the respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.” https://www.tmz.com/2023/07/17/sofia-vergara-joe-manganiello-divorce-7-years-together-marriage/
Christopher Nolan recently revealed that he isn’t interested in directing another superhero movie and isn’t going to start a new project until the writers’ and actors’ strike is over. https://variety.com/2023/film/news/christopher-nolan-turns-down-directing-more-superhero-movies-1235671900/
The Golden Bachelor senior citizen star was revealed as 71-year-old grandpa Gerry Turner. The retired restaurateur is the first-ever star of ABC’s new senior dating show, The Golden Bachelor. ” Always a romantic, Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. Together, they lived a full and happy life with their two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after their 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017.Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years.”
A Kansas City woman says SKIMS LITERALLY saved her life. 22-year-old Angelina Wiley was wearing Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS when she went out on New Year’s Eve.
She was standing outside waiting for a Lyft, when a gun battle broke out nearby.
Angelina was shot FOUR TIMES, but she survived. In a TikTok video, she said, quote, “[The bodysuit] was so tight on me that it literally kept me from bleeding out. I should recommend it. I’m definitely gonna buy some more. I mean, I should wear it every day. It’s like body armor for women. Call it fate or Jesus, but Imma call it Kim.”
Kim saw the video, reposted it to her Instagram Story, and wrote “Wowww,” along with a praying hands emoji. Then SKIMS reached out to Angelina, and they’re sending her, quote, “some of their favorite pieces.”
Crappy Quick Hits:
- “Hot” “Jeopardy!” winner Anji Nyquist has been asked by fans if she’s going to join OnlyFans. She says, quote, “I mean, that’s not my style, but it was flattering?”
- Dolly Parton never wants to retire and joked that she hopes to die ON STAGE someday. Quote, “I’ll just hopefully drop dead in the middle of a song . . . hopefully one I’ve written.”
- Ariana Grandeand her husband are separated. ( Dalton Gomez have been separated since January, and they are heading toward divorce, couple tied the knot in May 2021 in a very private ceremony at Ariana’s home in Montecito.)
- Wiz Khalifa was on shrooms when he threw out the first pitch at last night’s Pittsburgh Pirates game . . . and he didn’t do all that bad.
Sometimes an album’s cover is just as iconic as the music that’s on it. On Ranker.com, people are voting on what they think is the greatest album cover of all time.
Here’s the Top 10:
- “Dark Side of the Moon”, Pink Floyd
- “Abbey Road”, The Beatles
- “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, The Beatles
- “Wish You Were Here”, Pink Floyd
- “Physical Graffiti”, Led Zeppelin
- “Led Zeppelin 4”, Led Zeppelin
- “Led Zeppelin”, Led Zeppelin
- “Black Sabbath”, Black Sabbath
- “Queen 2”, Queen
- “Nevermind”, Nirvana
Today’s birthday girl has been in 418 fine films, including:
– 3’s Not a Crowd (II)
– All Dongs Go to Heaven
– America’s Got Ass
– Anacondas and Lil Mamas 1
– Anus Retentus
– Eat My Feet 4
– Lesbian Mechanics
– And who can forget her role in 2006’s Who Let the Whores Out 2
Veronica Jett is 41 years old.
Skip Schumacher made his return but this time leading his Miami Marlins. The Cardinals welcomed him by winning their third game in a row and the fifth in their last six games as they beat the Marlins 6-4 at Busch Stadium last night. The Cardinals (41-53) moved into a tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates for fourth place in the National League’s Central Division. Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (6-5) allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings, and closer Jordan Hicks earned his eighth save. Cardinals signed veteran right-hander Ryan Tepera to a major-league deal Monday and removed lefty Genesis Cabrera abruptly from organization. Tepera is available out of the bullpen tonight. Cards have a week to trade Cabrera or await a team claiming him off waivers. Apparently after Saturday’s game Cabrera expressed distaste and frustration with his role on the team and his usage this past weekend. Oh and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson “has surfaced as a potential Yankees trade target,” according to a report Monday evening by MLB.com
They go again against the Marlins tonight at 645pm.
Noda, after being called out swinging in the seventh inning in Oakland, swiped his bat through the dirt as he started walking toward the dugout. Home plate umpire Emil Jimenez immediately threw Noda out of the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be coming to Major League Soccer anytime soon.
Ronaldo was asked about following Lionel Messi’s move to MLS one day after Al-Nassr’s 5-0 loss to La Liga’s Celta Vigo on Monday in Portugal. Ronaldo quickly shut down that idea and even ruled out a return to Europe.
“The Saudi league is better than MLS,” Ronaldo said, via ESPN.
“I opened the way to the Saudi league, and now all the players are coming here,” he added.
Ronaldo signed a reported nine-figure deal to join the Saudi Pro League club in December, a move that was long expected after his tumultuous exit with Manchester United. Ronaldo is reportedly making more than $200 million per season playing in Saudi Arabia.
The San Francisco 49ers ownership group is now in full control of Leeds United.
Leeds team owner Andrea Radrizzani agreed to sell his majority stake in the English soccer club to 49ers Enterprises last month, the club announced on June 9. The sale was officially approved by the English Football League on Monday. 49ers Enterprises reportedly committed to buy Leeds at an evaluation of about $213 million, a number that dropped significantly after Leeds was relegated out of the Premier League earlier this year. Had the club remained in the top flight the valuation would have been closer to about $500 million. 49ers ownership group officially agrees to buy English soccer club Leeds United from Andrea Radrizzani (yahoo.com)