How safe are you if you are a driver in the Evergreen State?

According to a new study from using 9 different data points, Washingtonians are in the top 25%  in the United States for safest places to be a motorist.

It's a strange dichotomy. Everyone thinks that they are, individually, a good driver, yet, everybody else around them are terrible drivers. So, what is it really?

At the beginning of the pandemic, driving decreased quite a bit, thus, creating safer driving conditions across the land. As time wore on, however, people began freaking out and engaging in riskier driving behaviors like speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys at Law at the EdwardsKirby firm used the following criteria to come up with the most dangerous and, conversely, the safest states in the union to operate a motor vehicle.

Those data points included:
*  Number of licensed drivers per capita
* Number of licensed drivers between the ages of 16-19 per capita
* Number of motor vehicle fatalities per capita
* Number of serious motor vehicle injuries per capita
* Average daily traffic per lane
* Number of DUIs per capita
* Average annual precipitation
* Statewide texting while driving ban
* Highest posted speed limit greater than or equal to 70 MPH

The Top 5 Most Dangerous States to Drive:
1.) Alabama
2.) Wyoming
3.) South Carolina
4.) Tennessee
5.) Mississippi

The Top 5 Safest States to Drive:
1.) Washington, D.C.
2.) New York
3.) Hawaii
4.) Minnesota
5.) Massachusetts

Again, Washington came in at #12. Not too shabby! Stay safe out there my friends!

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