Motorists in New Hampshire and across the U.S. can’t always steer clear of drivers who make the roads less safe. However, it’s important for drivers to understand that some cities and roadways are more dangerous than others. According to a report issued by a leading auto insurance company, some of the nation’s worst drivers are found on the east and west coasts. The report ranks 200 metropolitan areas based on the frequency of collisions.
While bad drivers can be found anywhere, the report shows that East Coast cities are more auto accident-prone than other destinations, possibly because of outdated infrastructures. However, six of the worst offenders are metro areas in California. New York City, a place notoriously famous for drivers with attitude, has actually become safer for motorists in recent years.
The report further classifies areas where accidents take place by riskiest roads in various cities. Topping the list is Highway 695 in Baltimore, Maryland. Runners up include Highway 295 in the nation’s capital, Route 93 in Boston, and Main Street in the Massachusetts city of Worcester. Motorists will also want to be extra cautious when driving in the California cities of Glendale, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hayward, and Oakland. Incidentally, the safest cities for drivers are largely within western and southern states. Brownsville, Texas, is the safest city on the list.
Regardless of where an incident takes place, a motor vehicle accident lawyer will typically make an effort to determine fault. This process often involves reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and checking device-related data. If contributing factors aren’t clear, results from an accident reenactment may be used to identify possible or likely responsible parties. Personal injury victims are generally entitled to appropriate compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.