As an Albuquerque car accident lawyer, it’s important to keep up with the latest driving statistics. A national insurance website, www.carinsurancecomparison.com (CIC) tracks and analyzes information concerning fatal auto accidents, including statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. CIC recently released an updated report ranking the worst drivers in the United States of America.
In overall rankings, the state with the worst drivers is Montana. There is a tie for the state with the second worst drivers, between our home of New Mexico and South Carolina. The number four spot goes to Texas and the state of Louisiana took number five.
It is noteworthy that, according to the CIC report, New Mexico drivers are getting worse at an alarming rate, jumping 17 positions to break into the top 5 states with the worst drivers for the first time. In the prior edition of the report, New Mexico was ranked twenty-ninth. And, in the report published before that, New Mexico was ranked nineteenth.
According to the CIC, its ranking for the (otherwise) “Land of Enchantment” changed for two major sub-factors. First, the dramatic change was due to New Mexico ranking fifth among states with the worst “careless drivers”. Secondly, New Mexico ranked 10th among states with the worst drunk drivers. Also of note, New Mexico was ranked 17th in traffic fatalities. Other factors considered were fatalities per miles driving, speeding and other moving violations per capita.
An experienced accident attorney should be aware of the latest local driving statistics and use this information in aspects of practice to enhance representation of clients.
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