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Have drivers in North Dakota gotten any better?



Bismarck, North Dakota – Driving in a state like North Dakota may be a risky business. We’ve even been listed as one of the most dangerous states to drive in by a report from last year due to our roads being covered in blizzards in the winter and high-speed highway collisions in the summer.

Nevertheless, more recent research, such as one from Gunther Volvo of Coconut Creek, would show that North Dakotans are really getting better when it comes to their road safety, making us one of the greatest states to drive in. This is in stark contrast to the research from the previous year, which ranked us as one of the worst.

Based on the percentage of insured drivers, the number of DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers, the number of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven, and the frequency with which locals Google terms like “traffic ticket” or “speeding ticket,” an assessment was made. When these findings were taken into consideration, it was found that many of the once-worst states for driving have moved up significantly in the rankings.

When it comes to its ranking among the states with the safest roads, North Dakota has undoubtedly experienced ups and downs, but generally, in 2022, we’ve seen significant improvements in overall safety, leading to a remarkable 35-place jump. It’s fantastic to learn that our driving has improved over the past year, at least in the context of this survey, even though it’s not as significant as the number one most improved state, Arizona (which had a nearly steady upswing ending in moving 41 places higher).

On the other hand, some of the historically safest states have experienced significant drops. In particular, Michigan fell dramatically from being the 10th safest state to finishing 49th in 2022 after having previously been ranked as the 10th safest state.

‘We now know which states to avoid going for a road trip through, and which ones to definitely seek out’ says Joseph Gunther IV at Gunther Volvo Coconut Creek. ‘But the message overall still has to be: drive carefully out there, people.”