Deadliest US States for drivers

Deadliest US States for drivers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

82 people die in motor vehicle accidents each day on US Roads – 30,000 a year! Most accidents happen within a few miles of the residence, and at the worst possible time. You are in your robe & slippers trying to get your daughter to Social Studies on time, you missed your morning coffee and “wham”! Now you are standing in cold exchanging insurance information with another driver. The good news is you are alive, many others are far less fortunate.

Awareness is the key to motor vehicle safety and this article may help put things in perspective.

The world is becoming a safer place in terms of dying while driving. From 2005 to 2013, traffic deaths in the U.S. dropped from 39,000 down to 30,000. But 82 people a day, on average, are still suffering fatal injuries behind the wheel — and a new report shows where those deaths are most likely to happen.

So, the stars may be bright down in Texas, but the driving isn’t. Three of the top 5 most fatal accidents take place in three Lone Star state counties. According to the website, the deadliest county in the U.S. for traffic accidents is Kenedy County, Texas. The study said, “Kenedy County, is home to just over 400 residents, according the latest census – but 43 fatal crashes have taken place there over the last 20 years, resulting in a staggering per capita rate.”

Rounding out the Top 5 deadliest counties are: Esmerelda County, Nevada; Hudspeth County, Texas; Clark County, Indiana; and, Oldham County, Texas.

But where is the safest county in the US? It’s a freaking island otherwise known as the playground of the rich and famous: Nantucket County, which is basically the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts. It helps that this bucolic setting has no highways.

Here are the rest of the Top 5 safest counties in the United States: Arlington County, Virginia (probably thanks to non-stop traffic congestion); Broomfield County, Colorado; Bronx County, New York; and Bristol County, Massachusetts. As notes, “The Bronx, one of New York City’s boroughs, may seem an unlikely inclusion in the top 5, given the city’s ruthless driving reputation. But no matter New Yorkers’ proclivity for fender benders, city driving often precludes deathly speeds.”

Having driven many times in The Bronx, it amazes me it’s the fourth safest county in the country. Apparently the crashes can be spectacular, but there just aren’t enough of them. By the way, wondering what the safest state is? Massachusetts. Apparently, all that congestion around Boston makes it a place where you crash but you don’t die. Interesting.

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