Uh Oh: Florida Lands on Another Bad Driver List

by Carmen Dellutri on December 9, 2011

Port charlotte personal injury attorneyAs Florida personal injury attorneys, we are concerned that the state continues to rank among the country’s worst drivers. Most recently, a report by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked Florida drivers fourth worst in the nation, according to the number of traffic fatalities, drunk driving arrests, tickets issued, and other factors.

The report examined data in five key metrics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the National Motorist’s Association, and Governor’s Highway Safety Administration, including: fatalities per million miles driven, number of moving violation tickets issued, drunken driving citations and convictions, number of tickets issued for failure to obey traffic signals, and ranking on careless driving.

Taking all five factors into account, Florida scored 183 points, which tied with Texas for third. Still, CarInsuranceComparison.com ranks our drivers fourth worst.

In addition, the Sunshine State “excelled” in two metrics: drivers received the most traffic citations of any state, and were nearly the worst in terms of careless drivers (49 of 50).

One other trend revealed in the study: Southern drivers are the worst. Meanwhile, the Northeast appeared to have the safest drivers, according to the study. Rhode Island drivers were found to be the safest in the nation, followed by Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Source: CarInsuranceComparison.com

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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