Study Asks Who’s Better Behind The Wheel, F.I.B.s Or Cheeseheads
We've got all sorts of Midwestern border rivalries involving sports teams, foods, amount of beer and liquor consumed per capita (Wisconsin always wins that one), and of course, which Midwestern state has the best and worst drivers.
So, would you rather sit in the passenger seat of a Cheesehead or a F.I.B. (which, I'm told, stands for Friendly Illinois Brethren) for a road trip?
Whichever One You Choose, Just Make Sure You Stay Away From Iowans
Insurance comparison site QuoteWizard.com, in a post on the best and worst drivers by state, ranks Iowa's drivers as the nation's absolute worst. QuoteWizard took a look at more than 2 million insurance quotes on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations. States considered the worst had the highest number of driving incidents, while the states with the fewest were considered the best.
Iowa went from the 23rd best to the worst in just a year. The state had the 12th-highest number of accidents, the fifth-highest number of speeding tickets, the sixth-highest number of DUIs and the second-highest number of citations.
Coming in just above Iowa at the bottom of the list were North Dakota, Virginia, California and Alaska.
Just look at how this Iowan is trying to fuel up the car:
I'd Love To Tell You The Competition Between Illinois And Wisconsin For Best Drivers Is Close, But (Sorry Wisconsin) It's Not
As you saw, Iowa's drivers are ranked as the #1 worst drivers in the United States, but Wisconsin only fared a bit better, since QuoteWizard.com ranks Wisconsin drivers as the 10th worst in the nation.
Illinois drivers, on the other hand, draw pretty high marks. QuoteWizard ranks Illinoisans behind the wheel as the 5th best in the country:
Illinois was seventh in 2020 but managed to move up because of some impressively low numbers. Illinois ranks 45th in both accidents and DUIs and 38th in citations. The only thing holding Illinois back in their race to the top is their racing on the road. The Prairie State got the 25th most speeding tickets.