Car Accidents: Where Do They Occur Most and What are the Solutions?

accident prone drivers by state

Driving can be a dangerous endeavor, especially in harsh weather conditions. It is inevitable that living in certain states could elevate the risk of car accidents every year. Let’s take a look at the statistics of places and states in the US with the most number of car accidents.

Places with the Highest Number of Car Accidents

Below are the top 10 cities in the U.S. with the highest accident rates and on which roads.

1. Baltimore, Maryland – Highway 695
2. Washington, D.C – Highway 295
3. Boston, Massachusetts – Route 95
4. Worcester, Massachusetts – Main Street
5. Glendale, California – 134 Freeway
6. Los Angeles, California – 405 Freeway
7. Springfield, Massachusetts – Interstate 91
8. Providence, Rhode Island – Route 95
9. Alexandria, Virginia – Richmond Highway
10. Oakland, California – Highway 880

As you can clearly see, Massachusetts and California dominate the top 10 list.

Solutions to Reducing Car Accidents

A lot of car accidents can be attributed to careless and/or reckless driving. Sometimes the situation is out of our hands, such as harsh weather conditions, but there are still a few precautions we as drivers can take.   Can you report dangerous driving? 

• Always follow your local traffic rules and regulations.
• Wear your seatbelt! Your life may quite literally depend on it.
• Stay within the speed limit.
• Definitely no driving under the influence.
• Stop and pay attention at intersections and crosswalks.
• Drive slowly in poor conditions.
• Have your car checked regularly.
• Watch out for any last-minute red-light runners.
• Pull in and out of traffic slowly.
• Don’t talk on your phone.
• Keep your hands on the wheel at all times.

Dozens of U.S. cities have decided to follow through with “Vision Zero”. This school of thought is suggesting that any sort of traffic accident could have been prevented with smarter engineering (of road) design, traffic law enforcement, and education.

California is actively trying to reduce the number of vehicle casualties by upping the cost of speeding tickets in California and therefore causing a rise in insurance after a driver obtains a ticket. The traffic patrol officers enforce the laws vigorously and although the maximum fine for speeding is $600 after all the fees and insurance increases are added up, it could cost you 20 times more in the end. 

Other states that enforce strict and harsh laws for traffic infractions include Virginia, New York, Massachusetts (we know why), and New Jersey.

There are some states that are decidedly more relaxed in terms of fines, but there is no argument that abiding by the law will save you money and points on your license no matter how little or how much.

Conclusion

 Whether it’s distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, or even just poor visual conditions, it’s so easy to get in an accident on the road. As drivers, we should be careful and respectful of our fellow pedestrians and drivers. To do that, we need to be on our toes and respect all traffic rules and regulatioins.https://www.photoenforced.com/fines-dmv-points.html

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