The average driver gets into an accident or fender bender once every ten years; however, if you spend a lot of time in cities that are ranked to have the worst drivers, you’re chances of an accident can double.
Statistics show that there are more than 5 million vehicle accidents every year across the United States. According to a report by Allstate Insurance Company, the top 10 cities with America’s worst drivers are:
- Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore, MD.
- Providence, RI
- Hialeah, FL
- Glendale, CA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Alexandra, VA
- Miami, FL
- San Francisco, CA
- Arlington, VA
The report goes on to indicate that the safest large cities tend to be
in Western or Midwest cities, such as Denver and Milwaukee where the city
gives drivers a lot of space on freeways. Although Southern California
freeways have many traffic lanes, they also have many vehicles on them
at any given day or time.
In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that the death toll from fatal accidents increased in 2012 – the first time in seven years.
It is never too late to work on your driving skills – whether you just received your license or have had one for many, many years. It’s always a good to be able to ensure yours and others’ safety as you drive on the road.
Driving makes it faster for us to move from place to place, especially, today, when everyone is busy with their daily routines. It is important to follow safety precautions to avoid accidents from happening. Below are simple safety tips for all drivers:
- Never drive tired – get enough sleep to stay awake
- Never drink or take drugs before getting behind the wheel
- Always wear your seatbelt – it can save your life
- Take breaks when traveling a distance
- Avoid distractions – don’t use your cell phone, text
- Maintain your vehicle – check water, tires, brakes, belts
- Pay attention to stop signs, lights, pedestrians, those around you
Be aware of these and other precautions when driving so you and your passengers will always be safe.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident because of another person’s negligent actions, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney. You can count on our experience to help you sort through the confusion that you experience after being injured.
When you visit with our law firm and talk about your car accident, we will provide you with a free initial consultation so we can learn about your car accident injury case. You will not have to pay us any legal fees unless you win money for the injury or wrongful death claim. Speaking with qualified personal injury attorneys should be one of the first things that you do when you are in an automobile accident.