According to a recent study conducted by CarInsuranceComparison.com, Texas may be one of the most dangerous states to in which to drive. While Texas may not have the highest number of annual car accidents or car accident fatalities in the country, the state ranked high on certain factors used in the study to assess dangerousness like number of driving tickets issued.
The study ranked all 50 states based on a score derived from traffic safety statistics, such as drunk driving, fatalities, traffic tickets and careless driving. The higher a state’s score, the worse the drivers in the state were rated. Texas failed to rank above the median in any traffic safety category and ranked as one of the worst when it came to traffic citations. As a result, Texas’ composite score was the third highest, making its drivers the third worst in the country. Drivers in Louisiana were ranked as the worst drivers in the country, and drivers in Rhode Island were ranked as the safest.
The traffic safety statistics used in the study also reflect common causes of car accidents in Texas like drunk driving, careless driving and failure to obey the rules of the road. To improve the level of safety on Texas’s roads, drivers in the state should remember a few points:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.