Quote Wizard compiled information from all 50 states, measuring the quality of road infrastructure, distracted driving fatality rates and insurance rates among other things.

Before we get into the report card itself, here's what Quote Wizard looked at to come up with their findings:

QuoteWizard wanted to give Illinois drivers a full view of how good or bad their driving is, where the best and worst drivers are, and if the roads are in good condition. All factors leading to the overall driver score for drivers of Illinois. To get the full driver report we analyzed over 134,000 insurance quotes from users of QuoteWizard.com, along with data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to score Illinois drivers. Factors included in the Illinois driver report are the following:

  • Driver quality in cities
  • Distracted drivers
  • Driver quality by age group
  • Road infrastructure
  • Car insurance increases

With those criteria in mind, here are the grades Quote Wizard gives to Illinois.

Illinois Drivers get an A:

Grading Illinois drivers with an A is likely to be met with disagreement among local drivers who brave the roads of Illinois every day. However, we here at QuoteWizard have studied driver behavior across the country for many years and Illinois regularly rates among the best state in most categories. Chicago is even considered one of the best driving cities in the country. A low rate of distracted drivers and decent infrastructure make Illinois all the most welcoming for quality drivers. Next time you get cut off or get your doors blown off by a fellow Illinois driver, just know it could be much worse. You don’t want to know what it’s like to share the road with California drivers.

Quote Wizard's picks for the 10 best driving cities in Illinois are:

  1. Harvey
  2. Evanston
  3. Calumet City
  4. Danville
  5. Centralia
  6. Riverdale
  7. Carbondale
  8. Zion
  9. Peoria
  10. Blue Island

And the worst:

  1. Plainfield
  2. Charleston
  3. Moline
  4. Woodstock
  5. East Moline
  6. Crystal Lake
  7. Rock Island
  8. Pekin
  9. Normal
  10. Lockport

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