Bad drivers in Columbus? One study says they’re among the worst in U.S.

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California is home to some of the nation’s worst drivers, according to a recent study. (Getty Images)

TAMPA, Fla. (NEXSTAR) — As hard as it may be to believe, the people you share the freeway with are not the worst drivers in the country.

However, drivers around the Capital City are among the worst drivers in the country, according to findings from the insurance aggregation site Quote Wizzard.

According to Quote Wizzard, Columbus, Ohio, ranks fourth on the list of worst drivers in the country, behind Bakersfield, California at 3; Riverside, California at 2; and Omaha, Nebraska at 1.

Using two million insurance quote claims from America’s 70 largest cities, the company has come up with a list of best and worst drivers, based on four metrics.

The factors examined are DUI rate, where Omaha ranked worst, as well as accidents, speeding tickets and other citations.

Four California cities ranked in the top 10 for bad driving, largely thanks to high accident rates.

The nation’s best city drivers can be found in Birmingham, Alabama as well as St. Louis, Missouri and Little Rock, Arkansas, according to Quote Wizzard. All three scored among the top 20 across all metrics.

You can read the full report to see where see where your city ranks for bad driving.

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