According to a new survey by Men’s Health magazine,Dallas,St. LouisandHoustonhave the most dangerous drivers in the country. Three ofTexas’s cities finished in the top 10: Dallas, Houston and Austin. Three moreTexascities were in the top 20:Ft.Worth,Lubbock, andSan Antonio.
To arrive at the rankings, the magazine studied accident statistics, including speeding, hit and runs, accident involving alcohol, seatbelt use, and fatal accident rates. The study also looked at cell phone laws and the number of years between accidents. The study used data from Allstate Insurance, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
So what can you do if you find yourself in a city full of bad drivers? If you find yourself surrounded by bad drivers, the best thing to do is practice defensive driving techniques. This means not only driving safely and responsibly yourself, but also keeping an eye on the drivers around you.
First, buckle up – not only yourself, but all of your passengers as well. Make sure all doors are locked. Drive with the flow of traffic – not too fast, not too slow. Don’t drink while driving, of course, and don’t use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. Be very alert for other drivers – avoid those you think may be driving aggressively or may be under the influence. If you see such a driver, call the police. Finally, don’t follow too close – give vehicles plenty of room.
If you have been involved in an accident with a bad driver inDallas, call the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys will help you pursue a case against the bad driver.