Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Aug 11, 2016 in Car Accident News
According to a recent study conducted by SmartAsset, a financial tech firm, Nevada drivers are some of the worst in the nation. The Silver State came in tenth in the study to identify the states with the worst drivers.
The study analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Federal Highway Administration and the Insurance Research Council to determine the states with the worst drivers.
It found that Nevada ranked third-worst for traffic and speeding tickets, and 17th worst for drunk driving convictions.
The study gave equal weight to factors such as the number of speeding tickets, traffic fatalities, drunk driving and the percentage of people with auto insurance compared to the number of licensed drivers in each state.
The data revealed that states in the southeast have the worst drivers, with Florida and Mississippi topping the list as the two worst states. Maine has the safest drivers, followed by Idaho and Massachusetts.
The study results are not entirely surprising given the recent results of several other studies. Recent reports have indicated that distracted driving, which now extends far beyond just texting and driving, continues to grow across the country, especially in Nevada. The state ranks second in the country for drivers taking selfies while behind the wheel.
Negligent actions like texting or posting to social media while driving, speeding, and driving while under the influence significantly increase a person’s risk of being involved in an accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to another’s negligent actions, you may have a legal claim and may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Las Vegas car accident lawyers today to learn more about your legal options.