It may come as no surprise to residents of Philadelphia that the city was ranked in the top 10 worst drivers in the country in a recent report released by Allstate. On any given day, one might see motorists speeding, driving aggressively or impaired, running stop signs or red lights, tailgating and speeding. It is enough to make a person want to avoid the streets all together. However, with more awareness about the risks of careless driving, it is hoped that the problem can be addressed and drivers will realize the importance of changing their bad driving habits.
Philadelphia ranked number six on the list of cities with the highest number of vehicle accidents in the country. It is estimated that on average, a Philadelphia driver will be involved in a car accident once every six years.
According to PennDOT, there were a total of 124,092 auto accidents that were reported in the state. Out of these accidents, over 1,300 people died; another 87,846 people suffered injuries. Philadelphia saw a large percentage of those crashes. There were 11,336 collisions that occurred in the city last year.
Experts believe these numbers can be greatly reduced by drivers using common sense driving techniques. These include paying attention to and heeding all traffic laws, including speed limits, minimizing distractions as much as possible and driving defensively.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Philadelphia, you may wish to speak with an attorney about your case. Doing so may enable you to receive the compensation you deserve for your accident.
Source: Philly Burbs, â€œStudy: Philly area drivers are sixth worst in country,â€ Kimberly Flanders, Aug. 28 2013