Fast accelerations: New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois
SmartRide drivers in New York had the highest number of fast accelerations in August, and led all SmartRide states in monthly median number of fast accelerations for the year, with .58 per 100 miles driven in 2017.
Time spent idling: Florida, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and New York
SmartRide drivers in Georgia and Texas spent 15.8 percent of their time idling last August, the most of any month of the year for drivers in those states. Florida SmartRide drivers led the way driving in congested traffic conditions last August, spending 16.3 percent of their time idling.
Nationwide's data clearly identifies Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as the most aggressive time of the week for drivers. During this timeframe, drivers' habits behind the wheel show more instances of hard breaking and faster accelerations than any other time of the week.
"These critical pieces of data about driving habits have been identified as some of the leading contributors to auto accidents," said Teresa Scharn, Nationwide associate vice president who helps build and manage the insurer's telematics program. "When drivers are armed with this information, they can make necessary adjustments to their driving behaviors that will help them be safer drivers."
To date, Nationwide's SmartRide enrollees have driven more than 2.5 billion miles since the inception of the program in 2011.
*States where Nationwide SmartRide is available: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia.