New rankings say Minnesota has second-worst drivers in nation

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MINNEAPOLIS (KARE 11) -- Nearly everyone who has driven across state lines has had the discussion. Where do the worst drivers reside?

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We know the answer is nearly always subjective and based on circumstance, but an annual attempt to crunch the numbers is bringing bad news for Minnesotans.

Quote Wizard, a company that specializes in comparing insurance quotes online, dropped Minnesota from 11th worst in 2016 to second worst in the country this year.

According to the company, only California drivers fared worse.

According to the company, the rankings are based on much more than opinion.

The rankings are a sum of weighted means calculated from these incidents: Accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations and fatalities.

Minnesota reportedly experienced troubling increases in accidents, speeding tickets and citations.