Where Are the Worst Drivers in America?

By Peter DePaolis

Washington D.C. is notorious for its busy streets, fraught with dangers and hazardous conditions for all drivers. However, if you stay alert and cautious behind the wheel, you can reduce your chances of getting hurt in a traffic accident. To make sure that we avoid accidents, the best thing we can do is remain cautious at all times.

Washington D.C. drivers seem to have a hard time remembering this simple advice, as the District came in near the absolute bottom of a recent report on the nation’s driving habits, ranking 198th out of 200.

According to the report, D.C.’s drivers are 97 percent more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than the rest of the nation. In addition, the report mentions that the average driver in the nation’s capital will crash about every five years.

Alexandria drivers were not much better off, ranking 193rd, with Baltimore coming in 195th. D.C. was even worse than last year when it was given the 194th spot.

The rankings were calculated by Allstate insurance, which examined its collision statistics for drivers in the 200 largest U.S. cities between 2011 and 2012.

I Had a Traffic Accident in Washington, D.C., and I Need an Injury Attorney

It is clear that we need to be more careful on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver, our Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland injury attorneys can help you secure the compensation that you deserve for the emotional, physical and financial hardships you have endured. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call us today.

Did You Know? In 2012, over 18,000 crashes occurred. The average accident involved two vehicles, meaning over 36,000 vehicles were in accidents that year.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys


Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/27/d-c-drivers-rank-among-the-most-accident-prone-in-the-nation/

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.