Alabama Ranked Among Top 10 States with the Worst Drivers

September 18, 2018 Driving Safety
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A new study found that Alabama is among the top 10 states in the country with the worst drivers. But what exactly does it mean to be a bad driver?

The study took into consideration a variety of factors to make the conclusion, such as the number of traffic fatalities and DUI arrests in the state.

In addition to fatalities and DUI arrests, researchers also looked into the percent of insured drivers in the state and, interestingly, the number of google searches about speeding tickets.

After reviewing the data, researchers found that Alabama ranks number seven on the list of worst drivers. Read the full story here.

Alabamians Need to Do Their Part to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Although the Google search parameter of the study seems subjective, as it is difficult to prove a direct correlation between searches and the number of traffic violations, this study is a wake-up call to Alabama drivers.

One of the most jarring figures from the study is the car accident fatality rate in Alabama. On average, there are 1.5 fatalities for every 100 million miles driven in Alabama, which is the eighth highest in the nation.

This dubious distinction is one of many for Alabama. In fact, Alabama recently ranked third in the nation for traffic fatalities caused by speeding, and ranked second in the nation for teen driving fatalities.

This is not the direction Alabama should continue on.

As fellow residents of Alabama, everyone needs to be responsible on the roads. Losing a loved one in a car accident caused by a negligent driver is a tragic experience no one should have to go through.

Every time you get behind the wheel and think it’s ok to check a text while driving, or drive home after too many drinks, think of your family and how much it would hurt to lose them to the carelessness of another driver.

Imagine living with the grief of being the one responsible for taking away a loved one from someone else’s family. That’s why it is important to be responsible on the roads.

Make sure you follow these simple and effective tips:

  • Follow the Speed Limit
  • Don’t Drink & Drive
  • Keep Your Eyes on the Road
  • Don’t Use Your Cell Phone While Driving
  • Speak to Loved Ones About Safe Driving

We’re Here to Help

If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault, call the experienced Alabama Car Accident Attorneys at Floyd Hunter at 334-452-4000.

When you call, you’ll receive a FREE case evaluation. There is never an attorney’s fee due upfront, and we don’t get paid until you do. It’s that simple.

We will fight to protect your rights to the fair insurance settlement that you deserve when injured in a motor vehicle accident. Call Floyd Hunter Injury Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 334-452-4000.

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