Bad drivers, every state has them, and some states have their unfair share.

If you've ever driven on 41st Street in Sioux Falls, you would swear South Dakota would be one of those states.

Think about it, how many times have you personally been motoring down South Dakota's busiest city street forced to play a game of keep away from some chucklehead driver that has their head so far up there you know what behind the wheel?

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Seriously, most days you're either having to deal with some accident looking for a place to happen, that's trying to negotiate a left turn from the far right lane, or you're doing your best not to hit some jack wad going 60+ mph on a crotch rocket that's swerving in and out of traffic.

Have you ever noticed though, there is usually one common denominator every single time, most of these bad drivers are in a vehicle with an Iowa license plate on it.

Get ready to be vindicated for all the bad driver comments you've made about Iowans throughout your life. The folks at QuoteWizard have just proven us right.

Where are the US's Worst Drivers?

They recently conducted a study on the worst drivers in America by state, and their findings revealed that a great majority of Iowa drivers suck!

According to the gang at QuoteWizard, Iowa now holds the prestigious title of being the third-worst-driving state in the nation. Only Utah and California drivers are worse.

See it all makes sense now, doesn't it? We finally have the data to back up all those snide remarks we've made throughout the years about bad Iowa drivers.

There is actually a bit of good news for all you Iowa drivers, however. Your collective driving record is improving somewhat. In 2021 you ranked #1 in the nation for having the worst drivers, now you're #3. See you're getting the hang of it.

Okay, I'll be honest, not every Iowan is a bad driver. I'm sure there are at least five or six of you folks that passed your driver's test on the first try. We kid, because we love, right? As far as you know:)

So, where do South Dakota drivers stack up in the QuoteWizard findings?

Strangely enough, we didn't even make the Top 25 Bad Drivers list. Despite all the efforts of my neighbor's kid. I swear this dude always has a dent in his car. He's a body shop's wet dream.

If you believe Quotewizards findings, South Dakota drivers should be proud of themselves, we actually showed up at #19 on the Best Driving State list.

Here's another thing you should know before I attempt to park this bad driver's story, you need to watch out for cars with North Dakota license plates on them.

Supposedly, North Dakota has a reputation for being the 6th worst driver's state in the nation according to QuoteWizard. And not only are they populated with a bunch of bad drivers, but the state is also filled full of leadfoots and lushes behind the wheel too.

North Dakota holds the second-highest rank in the U.S. when it comes to states with the most speeding tickets and DUIs.

Okay, all you South Dakota drivers, let's agree to make a pact. The next time we get behind the wheel, let's all do our absolute best not to lower South Dakota's #19 Best Driver ranking.

If I could find some way to keep my neighbor's kid off the road, that would certainly help.

Source: QuoteWizard 

9 Driving Laws in South Dakota that Might Surprise You, Some You Didn't Know Existed

There are some things you can do on South Dakota roads that you may have once thought illegal but aren't. Like, can you ride in the back of a pickup, or drive barefoot in South Dakota?

While perusing the South Dakota Department of Public Safety I was reminded of some things that come up in conversation quite often.

Here are a few to ponder:

9 Ways To Ruin Your South Dakota Driving Record

Did you know that South Dakota uses a points system with your driver's license? Meaning that if you are convicted of a moving violation, get a ticket, you get a certain number of points.

If those points add up to 15 in one year, or 22 points in two years, you can get your license suspended. Then after the suspension, you'll have to pay application fees and the reinstatement fee.

So, what are the violation that can earn you the most points? Let's find out.

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