We're #1 (again)!
After all, look at Patrick Kennedy! The politicos inside the Beltway may blame substance abuse for his accident, but his constituents know the truth: he was just driving like a Rhode Islander! You know, "pulling a U-ie," or speeding up through a yellow light, or doing "the Rhode Island block" (blocking a lane of oncoming traffic to make a left turn).
Although I no longer have a car and therefore do not drive in or out of my home state, I want to state for the record that I am part of the solution, not part of the problem:
Plus, I received a near-perfect score of 99% on my on-road license test in 1998. That test consisted of driving around a block near the DMV. The one point off was for "inattention," because I was so shocked that the instructor told me to turn back into the parking lot after 2 minutes, I said "turn right here?" He sternly replied, "yes, right here."
I can drive around a block with flying colors! No wonder Rhode Island drivers are so bad.