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Colorado drivers are “among the worst,” says new Nationwide report

State scores among lowest again for safe driving habits

Vehicles sit to the side of Colorado Highway 13 in 2015 following an incident where a semitrailer truck narrowly avoided colliding with a school bus north of Craig.
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The theory that Colorado drivers are some of the worst in the nation now has data to back it up.

Insurer Nationwide said that it 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, said Larry Thursby, Nationwide’s vice president who oversees the telematics program.

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