Data shows Missouri drivers are safer than others

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Transportation safety analysts often study motor vehicle traffic patterns and collision statistics to determine which locations pose the most risk for accidents and personal injury. A recent study carefully reviewed statistics regarding speeding tickets, traffic situations and collisions in order to compile a list of the top 10 cities with the worst drivers in the United States. Missouri readers will be glad to know that no cities in this state made the list.

St. Louis almost made the number one spot for safe drivers

Anyone who lives in St. Louis or is planning to visit here on vacation will also be glad to know that this city came close to ranking number one for the country’s safest drivers. The category where they scored lower than other cities, however, was for speeding tickets. Exceeding a posted speed limit definitely places drivers, passengers and pedestrians at great risk for personal injury.

Which city has the worst drivers in the country?

Omaha, Nebraska has been listed as the city in the United States with the worst drivers. It ranks number one for the most DUIs. Drivers in Baltimore, Maryland have the most collisions, while Riverside, California drivers get the most traffic citations.

If a collision occurs in Missouri

Ranking in a top spot for safe driving does not guarantee that every Missouri traveler will arrive safely to his or her destination. There is always a chance that a distracted, drunk or reckless driver will cause a collision, which can result in severe or even life-threatening injuries. If this happens, the top priority for any occupant of the car that was struck is to obtain medical attention. Such cases often lead to litigation, as well, when a recovering victim seeks compensation for damages by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court.

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