As Kentucky drivers know, car accidents are a constant risk on U.S. roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 6,452,000 American drivers were involved in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. One might think these accidents were spread evenly across the country, but a report by Allstate Insurance found that some areas have more accident-prone drivers than others.
For example, the riskiest place to drive in 2019 is Baltimore, Maryland, where drivers go an average of just 4.2 years between crashes. In comparison, the national average between car crashes is 10.57. The next riskiest place for motorists is Washington, D.C., where drivers go just 4.4 years between accidents. Boston, Massachusetts, comes in third on the list, with drivers averaging just 4.9 years between collisions. Other risky cities on the list include Worcester, Massachusetts; Glendale, California; Los Angeles, California; and Springfield, Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, the safest place to drive in America is currently Brownsville, Texas, where drivers go an average of 14.95 years between accidents. The second safest place is Boise, Idaho, where drivers go 13.65 years between collisions. The third safest place is Huntsville, Alabama, where drivers go 13.39 years between wrecks. Other safe areas on the list include Kansas City, Kansas; Laredo, Texas; Olathe, Kansas; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Overland Park, Kansas. Finally, Lexington, Kentucky, was ranked the 29th safest place to drive, with drivers averaging 11 years between crashes. Louisville ranked 98th, with drivers averaging 9.1 years between accidents.
Individuals injured in car accidents caused by other drivers may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and property loss. An attorney who handles car crash claims might assess a victim's case, collect evidence supporting a personal injury claim and negotiate the maximum settlement possible with the insurance company.