Michigan no. 5 most lenient on high risk drivers

Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 13:51:03-04

If you've ever chosen to drive over the speed limit, there's a chance you were in a hurry. But did you know the more time-crunched we are as drivers, the more likely we are to succumb to distracted driving? 

Distracted driving and reckless behavior can lead to costly tickets and insurance increases. That's why WalletHub ranked states based on how tough each state is with DUIs, speeding and reckless driving. 

While some may disagree, it's no surprise Michigan ranked 5th most lenient. 

Here's where Michigan ranked for each risk (out of 50 states, plus the District of Colombia): 

  • DUI Criminal Penalties = 39
  • DUI Prevention = 40
  • Speeding Enforcement = 48
  • Reckless Driving Penalties = 21

Note: 1 = strictest, 25 = average

For the complete list of states ranked based on their leniency or strictness, click here