Allstate Insurance recently issued a “Best Drivers Report” that ranked 200 cities in terms of their average driver safety stats. North Texas cities scored very poorly. The local city with the highest ranking was Frisco, which was ranked 146 out of 200.
The scores for other local cities were even worse. Fort Worth ranked 153, McKinney 154, Mesquite 162, Plano 163, Grand Prairies 171, Arlington 175, Dallas 177, Garland 181, and Irving 182. The report was based on the number of accidents in each area. It considered factors like precipitation and population density.
Local experts say that drivers should not be discouraged by their city’s ranking. Instead, it’s important to focus on behaviors that you can control while driving, like slowing down, leaving plenty of room between your car and others, and minimizing distractions.
If you are involved in an accident in the area with a negligent driver, you may need to contact an attorney. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, damage to your vehicle, pain and suffering, and more. It’s important not to wait too long after the accident before seeking legal advice – time is not on your side after an automobile accident.
Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been in an automobile accident. We have offices in Plano, Grapevine, Dallas, Irving and Fort Worth. Call today to schedule your free consultation.