NA­TION­WIDE SAYS COLORADO DRIV­ERS AMONG THE WORST

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - — Ta­mara Chuang, The Den­ver Post

The the­ory that Colorado driv­ers are some of the worst in the na­tion now has data to back it up.

In­surer Na­tion­wide an­a­lyzed data from its SmartRide telem­at­ics pro­gram, which in­stalls a small de­vice in cars, tracks a user’s driv­ing habits, in­clud­ing hard brak­ing, fast ac­cel­er­a­tion and night­time driv­ing.

The re­sults? Colorado driv­ers have a high fre­quency of sud­denly speed­ing up — an in­di­ca­tor of dan­ger­ous be­hav­ior.

The most ag­gres­sive driv­ing is on Thurs­days, es­pe­cially dur­ing the morn­ing com­mute. On week­ends, bad-driv­ing habits peak on Sun­days.

Na­tion­wide said driv­ers in the state have “among the worst driv­ing habits,” and said driv­ers in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., New York, Ari­zona and Penn­syl­va­nia have sim­i­lar habits.

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