Does Murfreesboro have some of the nation's most dangerous drivers?

Jan 04, 2021 at 09:42 am by Michelle Willard

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Murfreesboro has among the highest rates of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, and DUIs in the nation, according to a study from

I don't know who that is or how accurate its data is, but I have driven in Murfreesboro and can testify to the study's veracity.

Bad drivers can be found all over the United States, but some cities (like apparently Murfreesboro) have a much greater share than others.

To find the cities with the most dangerous drivers, the data science team at Insurify turned to their database and identified the cities with the highest proportion of drivers reporting one or more of the following on their record: an at-fault accident, a DUI, or a speeding ticket. Whether traveling in, out of, or through America’s most dangerous driving cities, drivers should keep their eyes peeled for some particularly risky drivers this holiday season.

According to the findings, Murfreesboro ranks 14th on the list with 14.78 percent of drivers with a speeding ticket, 15.97 percent of drivers with an at-fault accident and 1.98 percent of drivers with a DUI violation. But that's not only, 31.88 percent of drivers have at least of the three incidents on their driving records.

In comparison, South Jordan, Utah, is the city with the worst drivers. With 32.92 percent of drivers with one of the incidents, 16.69 percent of drivers with a speeding ticket, 17.31 percent of drivers with an at-fault accident, and 1.55 percent of drivers with a DUI violation.

Across all metropolitan areas in the United States, the average share of drivers with one or more at-fault accidents on their record is 11.24 percent. The average share of drivers with one or more DUIs on their records is 1.69 percent, while the average share of drivers with one or more speeding tickets on their record is 9.47 percent. For drivers with one, two, or all three of these violations on their record, the national average across all cities is 23.22 percent.

The methodology and full list of cities can be found here:



I've been in TN for two years, and without knowing the stats, I'd have to agree. I have driven in some of the most notorious driving locales in the nation (e.g.; Washington, DC, NYC, Boston, Chicago) and Middle TN seems to be right on a par with them. Tennesseans are wonderful people in person, but behind the wheel is a different story.
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