Ask almost any Floridian and they’ll tell you: Drivers in Florida are the worst.
Whether it’s because of the heat or abundance of out-of-towners constantly on the roads, Floridians are notorious for being angry drivers. A newly released study shows that anger correlates directly to the number of angry tweets about driving we send out.
The insurance site Autowise.com ranked Florida as the “official home of the horrible driver,” using over 10,000 geo-tagged tweets from July to reach their conclusion.
The map based on the data showed that a majority of the angry tweets came from states east of the Mississippi River.
After Florida, the worst drivers — or at least, the states who complain on Twitter the most — were Virginia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia and Minnesota.
Perhaps related to the angry tweets, Florida has the most car accidents annually, followed by Tennessee and New Mexico.
In the past 24 hours alone there were over a hundred tweets about Florida drivers. Here’s a small taste of those that were PG:
Nobody:Nobody at all:South Florida drivers: pic.twitter.com/sH9EgErXpU— Krissy (@MoanKrissy) August 19, 2019
Florida drivers are the worst— Kelly Shepperd (@KSh3pp) August 20, 2019
Florida drivers are either clueless morons driving under the speed limit & failing to maintain their lanes, or reckless psychopaths bobbing & weaving through traffic while doing 30 over posted. Any exceptions to rule are rocking out-of-state plates.— Capt. Kino (@johnben_net) August 20, 2019
Florida drivers but I see y’all talkin bout the ones goin fast not the ones who don’t know what a turn signal is or go under the speed limit or the morons that cut you off and don’t even look. https://t.co/lPExDmUEAs— Dak (@Dak0taB) August 20, 2019
Florida has 3 annoying driving behaviors: 1) The people who cut you off when you’re trying to lane-merge 2) The drivers who jockey for position (weave in & out of lanes to move up in the pack) 3) Tourists who drive entirely too slowly and stop at every street “Is this my turn?”— Josh (@KHR0M3_K0R4N) August 20, 2019
You wouldn’t understand how bad florida drivers until you leave and drive back into Florida https://t.co/I0yDVNRoXZ— On Bucsnem & Bagnem (@BagrunnerDello) August 20, 2019
Dude South Florida has the WORST drivers on the planet...— DG (@DGardner_1) August 20, 2019
Florida, especially Miami, is the worst! Flying across 8 lanes of traffic, no blinker on, stopping at green lights because they think someone is going to run the red light, residential streets with young drivers doing 50 and old folks doing 15.— Thirsty Pete (@thirstypete) August 20, 2019
If your hesitating don't drive. As a former northerner now if Florida, the amount of horrible drivers is unreal. And now I have 16 and 15 yo's and they are petrified to drive. I don't blame them and don't force it— JLWP (@justjoyplant) August 20, 2019
California drivers are great compared to FLORIDA https://t.co/tv3lZEk5UM— D (@_dmarie99) August 20, 2019
Wisconsin or Florida. Wisconsin drivers think every road is 25 mph and Florida drivers think every road is 85 https://t.co/y8w6RXFBCh— Yami Sukehiro (@Michael_Krieter) August 20, 2019
NO EVEN CLOSE!!!!! Florida drivers are beyond bad. I’ve never seen a state where people go slower 35 MPH consistently. And also over 85 consistently—on the same road.— Tamarra The Aries (@T_monster) August 20, 2019