While your own experience may suggest otherwise, Alabama drivers are not the worst in the nation – far from it in fact. A recently released study has ranked Alabama drivers as 30th in the United Sates when it comes to total number of auto accidents, speeding tickets and citations, DUIs, and fatalities. The study’s results are based on over two million data points from various sources including state transportation and Federal Highway Administration records.
Alabama drivers are ranked as safer than drivers in Georgia, but all other neighboring states fared better overall. This means there is room for improvement when it comes to driver behavior, as well as a slightly higher risk for serious or fatal injury following an accident in Alabama. If you or someone you love has fallen victim to a negligent driver, our Gadsden personal injury lawyers can help. Call us at 256-547-4988 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
30th is Okay. Not Good. But Okay
Being ranked 30th for auto accidents and citations is not too shabby, but there is certainly room for improvement. You can do your part to help reduce the risks of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents by:
- Never drinking and driving
- Avoiding all forms of distraction
- Obeying all traffic signs and signals
- Giving other drivers a two to three car gap when in motion
- Using turn signals
- Remaining calm and collected
These steps may help prevent your causing an accident and can even help you avoid a potential accident caused by another driver, but there is no foolproof way to escape injury when a negligent driver smashes into you. If you or someone you love is injured by a careless driver, we can help. Please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Gadsden, we serve victims of auto accidents living throughout Alabama.