State efforts help RI rank in top 50 percent for safe driving

Using data from the National Highway Traffic and Safety administration, a recent study by Car Insurance Comparison found that Rhode Island ranks No. 31 for worst drivers in the nation, with 1 being the worst and 50 the best. Rhode Island ranked 47th worst in the failure to obey category, 32nd worst in careless driving, 11th worst in drunk driving and 4th worst in speeding. In addition, the study found that there were 50 fatalities for every 100 million vehicles mile traveled…