Our friends over at Reviews.com put together this very comprehensive list of the safest and most dangerous states for driving in 2021. Some of their findings may shock you.
When you’re driving your car, red means stop and not doing so usually leads to car accidents. Drivers that run red lights, run the risk of causing wrongful death because they often cause side-impact collisions at high speeds. To avoid a car accident, look both ways for oncoming cars as you approach a green light.
Rain has been the cause of thousands of car accidents year in and year out, and rain is especially dangerous in dry weather states like those out west. Oftentimes many arid locations only have rain periodically during the year, and many people forget how to drive in it.
Reckless driving is a moving violation in which a driver displays a disregard for the rules of the road, and you don’t have to be a police officer to know that they are a major cause of car accidents. In essence, reckless drivers put themselves and others at risk. As such, reckless driving offenders are punished by fines, jail time, and/or driver’s license suspension or revocation.
Each year, thousands of car accidents with drunk drivers cause tragedy and grief, making it one of the top causes of automobile accidents. Drinking impairs your senses (vision and hearing) and results in decreased muscle coordination and slower reaction times — not a good combination for driving a car. In 2007 alone, about 13,000 wrongful deaths occurred in fatal car accidents with drunk drivers.