If you regularly drive the streets and highways in Florida, you have probably seen things on the road that make you believe that the nation’s worst drivers must all reside in Florida. It seems that speeding, texting, talking on the phone, red light running, and worse are regular occurrences around our state. But is Florida really home to the country’s worst drivers?
One recent survey conducted by carinsurancecomparison.com tries to give insight into the question of which state has the worst drivers. The company took data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The company factored in numbers relating to fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled and the amount of citations issued for failure to obey traffic signals, speeding, careless driving, seat belt violations and DUI infractions. According to carinsurancecomparison.com, the state with the worst drivers is Louisiana, as the state finished in the top five for failure to obey citations, speeding tickets, and careless driving infractions. Florida finished sixth in the company’s poll, behind Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. Missouri, North Carolina, Montana, and North Dakota rounded out the top ten. In contrast, Allstate found that the nation’s best drivers are located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
These “worst drivers” and “best drivers” reports and surveys hopefully remind folks that driving can be dangerous if drivers are inattentive and ignore the rules of road. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call the attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks for a free case evaluation geared towards your specific situation and injuries.