Auburn, AL (PRWEB) February 01, 2014
Alabama drivers are among the Top 5 worst drivers in the country, according to a recent nationwide study that doesn’t really surprise Alabama personal injury lawyer Mike Slocumb of the Law Offices of Mike Slocumb.
Commenting on a report in AL.com, “Think Alabama has country’s worst drivers? See where it ranks” (Dec. 16, 2013), Slocumb said he has handled many serious car accident cases in his Alabama offices over the years. He said people might not realize how frequently Alabama accidents involving serious injuries and fatalities happen.
“This report should serve as a wakeup call to all Alabama drivers,” Slocumb said. “While there are many responsible drivers in Alabama, you can’t deny that more could be done to make Alabama’s roads safer for everyone. People should do all they can to stay alert and avoid distractions. Too many people in Alabama don’t give much thought to texting behind the wheel or driving after having too much to drink. However, the consequences of such careless and reckless behavior can be tragic.”
CarInsuranceComparison.com (Dec. 16, 2013) conducted the study based on data compiled by official government agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and non-profit groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, according to the AL.com report.
CarInsuranceComparison.com analyzed drivers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on five different criteria: fatality rate, failure to obey traffic signals, drunk driving, traffic ticketing rate and careless driving. Using these statistics, the company then created a numerical score for each state. The company ranked Louisiana drivers the worst drivers in the country. Vermont’s drivers were ranked the best drivers in the country.
Alabama finished 5th out of all 50 states plus D.C. in the worst driver study. Alabama received especially low scores in three categories. The survey ranked Alabama 49th for its traffic ticketing rate, 41st for failing to obey traffic signals and 40th for its fatality rate. As for the other two categories, Alabama finished 36th for careless driving and 26th for its drunk driving ticketing rate, according to the study.
Slocumb said drivers in Alabama can do their part to make roads safer for everyone. “That means driving the speed limit, no texting while driving, no drunk driving or other dangerous driving habits. You might think your actions don’t mean a lot when there are millions of other people on the road. But it’s the little things that all of us do that add up, for better or for worse.”
Slocumb said attorneys can help injured individuals and families who lost loved ones in car accidents pursue compensation for their losses. He said a lawyer can send a message that negligent behavior won’t be tolerated on Alabama roads.
For more information about what to do after a car accident and the legal options available to families in Alabama, call (800) HURTLINE or complete the online contact form.
About the Mike Slocumb Law Firm
The Mike Slocumb Law Firm helps victims of serious accidents pursue compensation, handling car accident claims, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, nursing home negligence and more. The attorneys at the firm handle cases in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Georgia, and Alabama. The law firm works for clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don’t win.
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