HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – A new study from Forbes Advisor found fatal car accidents are on the rise nationwide.

Texas had the worst drivers overall, according to the data, as well as the second-highest number of fatal accidents involving a drowsy driver and fatal car accidents involving a driver who was driving the wrong way on a one-way raod or on the wrong side of the street.

Coming in a few places lower on the list was Kentucky with the fifth worst drivers overall and the fourth-highest number of fatal accidents involving a distracted driver.

To analyze which states had more dangerous drivers, it compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. across six key metrics:

  1. Number of drunk drivers (BAC of 0.08+) involved in fatal car accidents per 100,000 licensed drivers (18% of score)
  2. Number of fatal car accidents involving a distracted driver per 100,000 licensed drivers (18% of score)
  3. Number of fatal car accidents involving a drowsy driver per 100,000 licensed drivers (18% of score)
  4. Number of fatal car accidents involving a driver who was driving the wrong way on a one-way street or on the wrong side of the road per 100,000 licensed drivers (18% of score)
  5. Number of fatal car accidents involving a driver who failed to obey traffic signs, traffic signals, or a traffic officer per 100,000 licensed drivers (18% of score)
  6. Number of drivers who looked at a phone per mile (10% of score)

For more details on the study, you can read the full results online here.

Camille Hantla contributed to this story.