Florida Ranked #3 on List of Most Dangerous States for Motorists
As anyone who lives and drives regularly within the state of Florida will tell you, it can be dangerous out there. Each day, people throughout the state are involved in car accidents, many of them resulting in extensive injury or even death. Despite these facts, it can sometimes be difficult to place the state’s dangerous driving statistics in perspective. This is why it is such a mixed blessing that Uplift Legal Funding has authorized the release of information they gathered from around the country ranking each of the states in relation to its driver safety.
The results of the organization’s study took into account numerous factors, such as the use of seatbelts and the amount of alcohol people involved in accidents had in their bloodstreams at the time of the crash. These and other details were then examined to identify what Uplift Legal Funding believes to be the ranking of each state in terms of its danger to people on the road.
According to their results, Florida is the third most dangerous state when it comes to climbing behind the wheel. While Texas and California claim the numbers 1 and 2 spots respectively, Florida captures number 3 with plenty of room to spare. According to the reports, in 2018 there were 2,915 fatal car accidents that took place throughout Florida. As there are frequently more than single individuals involved in fatal crashes, the actual death toll is even higher at 3,133.
Think about this for a moment: during 2018, 3,133 people died unexpectedly and violently while inside of a car or near to a roadway. These people left behind family, friends, and communities. In almost every case, as anyone familiar with this blog will tell you, these accidents and subsequent deaths were avoidable. The fact that they happened anyway underscores the danger of climbing into a motorized vehicle.
The fact of the matter is that people don’t always drive in the most responsible and attentive way. As a result of distraction, intoxication, speeding, and a refusal to wear a seatbelt, thousands of Floridians die every year. The bright side of these statistics is that this is something that we can change. By adapting our driving habits to incorporate the existence of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, by recognizing that we are not on the road alone, we can begin to adopt safer driving habits that tremendously increase the safety of our roads. It is true that the life you save might be your own.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.