Getting out on the road may be necessary to commute to your job, to get to a friend's house or to go pick up your children from school. With recent rankings you may be hesitant to get out there too fast and you may want to think twice about who is in the vehicle next to you. Providence, Rhode Island drivers were ranked in the Allstate Insurance Best and Worst Drivers as the third worst drivers in the country. The rankings have slipped since 2012 when drivers in the city were ranked fourth for the worst drivers in the country.
The study found that Providence drivers will on average experience a vehicle accident every 5.4 years, compared to drivers in Fort Collins, CO who would only be involved in a vehicle collision each 13.9 years. Providence drivers were ranked as 80.9% more likely to be involved in a car crash when compared to the nation's average. Washington D.C. was ranked as the worst drivers, being considered 112.1% more likely to be in a crash. Nearby cities, Bridgeport and New Haven also ranked low but Massachusetts was left out of the study since there was insufficient data to include them. Read more on this story on abc6.
Vehicle safety is an important step to take and it is critical that drivers take extreme precaution every time they get behind the wheel. You can't control the car next to you so try to be aware of your surroundings so that you can take action if necessary. This includes looking for reckless drivers and getting out of their way so that they can pass. Motor vehicle accidents are found to be one of the leading causes of death and injury in the country and this rate of dangerous driver is clearly higher in Rhode Island than in numerous other areas. While the fatality rate of vehicle accidents in the state is lower than the national average, the rate of non-fatal injuries has increased in recent years. More on this can be found on the site of the State of Rhode Island Department of Health.
Vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, car accidents and motorcycle accidents can all lead to significant damage. Accident victims may be left serious injuries, lost wages and further pain and suffering from the trauma of the incident. Many times there is an individual that is at fault for the accident and it may be possible to hold them accountable for compensation. Speak with our Providence personal injury lawyer about your case through a free case evaluation to find out if you have grounds for compensation.