It may be hard to believe when you're cussing at a grandmother to coax her out of the passing lane on 131, but Michigan drivers fared very well in a recent nationwide survey.

We invented the car, so it doesn't surprise me that we can handle driving pressures. And personally having lived on both the East and West Coasts, I can tell you it was a pleasure to return home where at lease we had some basic concepts down. Not to mention we tend not to get panicky when faced with severe weather.

This survey was done by a group of insurance companies and their goal was to find the state with the WORST drivers in the USA. Michigan came in 42nd, which means we have the 8th BEST drivers in the nation.

Here's their methodology:

Using the most reliable source on the matter, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we collected the data to rank all 51 areas of the U.S. by the following five main categories:

The rankings for the above five categories were totaled for 51 final scores. The ten lowest scores (highest cumulative rankings) belonged to the ten areas with the worst drivers in our nation.

Michigan had high scores in traffic law knowledge and seat belt usage, but a low score in careless driving hurt us overall.

The top five WORST drivers were in the following states:

5. Nevada

4. Texas

3. Louisiana

2. Arizona

and the WORST drivers in the US are in....

1. Montana