At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we are always looking our for indications, good or bad-- to determine where Kansas and Missouri drivers stack up among other drivers and across the country. This news is a perfect example of be careful what you wish for. Missouri drivers have been ranked as the second worst drivers in the entire nation, according to CarInsuranceComparison.com.
The study was based on five factors consistent in each state: fatalities (per million miles driven); number of moving violation tickets issued; drunk driving citations and convictions; the number of tickets issued for failure to obey traffic signals, and ranking on careless driving. Each state was ranked on each category, with one being the best and 50 being the worst. Kansas, while not in the infamous top ten, wasn't far behind at #16.
Of course, this doesn't have to be what defines Missouri and Kansas drivers. We'd love to see these rankings change over the next few years, but it is going to take some serious effort on the parts of Kansas and Missouri drivers. Don't drink and drive. Don't text and drive. Make complete stops at stop signs. Know who has the rights of way. Watch for motorcycles. Pay attention at pedestrian crossings.
Our experienced Kansas City Auto Injury Lawyers want to help you and your family after you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a car accident. If you have been involved in an auto or motorcycle accident in the Kansas City Metro area, call one of our personal injury professionals. C0ntact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today to set up a free consultation to discuss your situation. We want you to know your rights.