Alabama drivers rated fifth worst in nation

Many things can affect whether or not a car accident happens. Some, like road conditions, weather conditions or vehicle malfunctioning are out of the control of a driver. Others, however, are very much able to be controlled by drivers. Many an Alabama motor vehicle accident is caused by a reckless driver or one who may be texting and driving, a drunk driver, a speeding driver or more. Every person who gets behind the wheel of a car should be aware of these dangers and take care during every jaunt or journey.

Statistics recently released by were published in a news article and identify drivers in Alabama as the fifth worst in the country. Each state was evaluated on a variety of criteria. These include the number of drivers found failing to obey either a traffic signal or laws governing the use of seat belts, incidence of DUI arrests and the fatality rate over the course of every one million miles driven.

Six southern states topped the list of the worst drivers with Louisiana in the first position followed by South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and Florida. North Carolina was in a tie with Missouri for seventh place. Concerns about safety on the road is valid since the consequences of an auto accident can leave a person with catastrophic injuries, lost wages, undue medical expenses and more.

If you or someone you know or love is the victim of a personal injury as the result of a car accident, a consultation with an attorney may be able to help. It can be a means of receiving needed compensation and justice.

Source: Fox Business, "Better Buckle Up! 10 Worst State for Drivers in U.S.," Kate Rogers, December 16, 2013.

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