N.D. has lowest number of licensed drivers, but highest percent of suspended licenses

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According to online insurance shopping website insurify, North Dakota has the smallest number of licensed drivers of any state. Which makes sense, given the state’s smaller population.

However, insurify also notes North Dakota also has the highest percentage of suspended or revoked licenses of any state.

Using Federal High Administration numbers and data from its 1.3 million insurance shopper applications, insurify found just under 8 percent of drivers have suspended or revoked licenses — about 2 percent higher than #2 Ohio on the list.

According to insurify, North Dakota has over 545,000 licensed drivers and 243,000 registered automobiles.

“The state has a point system and suspends drivers with 12 or more points on their records,” the company notes. “Certain violations, such as aggravated reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, or hit-and-runs will accrue more than 12 points by themselves.”

The company also notes that, unlike most state point systems, North Dakota’s license points don’t expire after a set number of years.

“Instead, when a driver manages to go three months without gaining a point, the North Dakota DOT will remove one point from his or her record,” insurify reports.

The state with the lowest percentage of suspended or revoked driver’s licenses? Oregon, at 4 percent.

You can read the full survey and the methodology used here.https://insurify.com/insights/the-10-states-with-the-most-suspended-revoked-licenses/

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