New Jersey readers know there are bad drivers everywhere. After all, around 6.5 million U.S. drivers crashed their vehicles in 2017, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, a new report by Allstate Insurance finds that some areas have significantly more dangerous drivers than others.
Based on its own auto claims data, Allstate determined that Baltimore, Maryland, is home to the worst drivers in America. Drivers in that city average just 4.19 years between accident claims. In comparison, the national average between crash claims is 10.57 years. Meanwhile, nearby Washington, D.C., was determined to have the second worst drivers in the country. Drivers in the nation's capital average just 4.36 years between crash claims. Meanwhile, drivers in Boston came in third on the list, averaging just 4.89 years between accident claims. While no city in New Jersey cracked the top 50 for bad drivers, Paterson motorists were ranked 53rd most dangerous, averaging 7.9 years between collision claims.
On the other end of the spectrum, drivers in Brownsville, Texas, were determined to be the safest drivers in the U.S. Drivers in that city go an average of almost 15 years between crashes. Boise, Idaho, drivers are the second safest drivers in the land, going an average of 13.65 years between accidents. Huntsville, Alabama, drivers are third on the list, averaging 13.39 years between crashes.
Car accidents can lead to severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, internal injuries and bone fractures. In order to recover medical costs and other losses, some victims choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who hit them. If someone dies in a car wreck, his or her family might also pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. Victims may learn more about the legal process by contacting a car crash attorney for assistance.