Floridians among worst driving and phone use offenders in U.S.

MIAMI – If Florida drivers cared as much about their steering wheels as they do their phones, the state would be a much safer place to drive.

A new study claims Floridians rank 49th in the U.S. when it comes to drivers who use their phones behind the wheel.

As a quick refresher, there are only 50 states.

In the safe driving report conducted by the insurance EverQuote, the Sunshine State ranked just behind Louisiana for drivers who have used a phone while in a moving vehicle.

According to the study, a whopping 92 percent of all U.S. drivers have used a phone while behind the wheel.

The data used in the study was gathered by the EverDrive app which assigns scores based on driving abilities.

It appears the knuckleheadedness of Florida drivers is a geographical thing as southerners are far more inclined to use their phones and drive. The study shows Southern drivers used their phones 41 percent of the time while driving, compared to other regions of the country which didn't top 37 percent.