Kansas ranked as the sixth-worst state for distracted driving

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This Thanksgiving, AAA predicts more than 48 million people will travel by car to see family and friends, and travel volumes are forecasted to nearly catch up to pre-pandemic levels.

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According to analysis from WhistleOut, Kansas ranks sixth-worst in the nation for distracted driving in the U.S., making it one of the worst states for holiday travel.

WhistleOut ranked each state, using the most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and Zendrive Distracted Driving nationwide surveys.

The worst states were: 1. New Mexico; 2. Alabama; 3. Montana; 4. Washington; 5. Kentucky.

Missouri was also among the bottom 10, ranking 9th.

The safest states when it came to distracted driving were: 1. Arkansas; 2. New York; 3. Alaska; 4. Pennsylvania; 5. Indiana.