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Ranking Texas Roads and Drivers

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Ranking Texas Roads and Drivers

  1. 1. Ranking Texas Roads and Drivers www.guajardomarks.com
  2. 2. Measuring the Drivers What makes a good driver? A bad one? And how do you compile a list of the best and worst drivers? Financial tech firm SmartAsset has created a paradigm, compiling statistics from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to analyze factors contributing to roadway accidents and fatalities. They have compiled a report listing the worst states in which to drive. Factors include: DUI arrests, speeding tickets, driving fatalities and the percentage of drivers without insurance.
  3. 3. Texas Makes the top 10 Top 10 1. Florida 2. Mississippi 3. Oklahoma 4. New Jersey 5. Delaware 6. Alabama 7. Vermont 8. Tennessee 9. Texas 10. Nevada Texas ranks No. 9 overall on the list of worst states in which to drive. The reason: Texas leads the nation with percentage of deaths from drunk driving, at 40 percent.
  4. 4. National Safety Council Report In a survey of the state of driving in the United States, The National Safety Council compiled a series of indicators that show the progress individual states have made in pursuit of safer driving. Overall, Texas has made the most progress toward safety; Montana, the least. Texas still leans towards the bottom of the list at 29.
  5. 5. NSC Texas Road Safety Progress The NSC gives each state a grade and an on/off track rating for safety measures. The rating indicates the progress states have made toward overall safety and in several different categories. Overall, Texas received a “C” grade.
  6. 6. Texas On Track/Off Track Ratings According to the NSC: Alcohol Impaired Driving: On Track Child Passengers: Off Track Distracted Driving: Developing Older Drivers: On Track Seat Belt: On Track Speeding: Off Track Teen Drivers: Off Track Vulnerable Road Users: Off Track
  7. 7. Roadway Fatalities Rising Nationally National trends suggest that traffic fatalities in 2016 were the highest in more than 50 years. According to the NSC, 40,200 people died on American roadways in 2016, making roadway fatalities the second leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, and the leading cause of death in 16 states, primarily caused by distracted driving, excessive speeds and driving under the influence.
  8. 8. Leading Risk Factors for Roadway Fatalities  Vulnerable Road Users – 33 percent  Alcohol – 29 percent  Seat Belts – 28 percent  Speeding – 27 percent  Fatigue 17 percent  Distraction – 10 percent  Child passengers – 2 percent
  9. 9. Texas Safe Driving Tips The Texas State Government suggests several safe-driving tips for motorists, including:  Wear Seat Belts  Never Drink and Drive  Be Aware of Fatigue  Obey the Speed Limit  Drive Defensively  Maintain your Vehicle
  10. 10. Contact Guajardo & Marks to Learn More… If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor-vehicle accident, contact Guajardo & Marks as soon as possible. Guajardo & Marks has more than 50 years of legal experience, practicing out of offices in Dallas. They have the knowledge and resources necessary to help with your legal problems. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us online or call us at 972.774.9800.

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