San Diego ranks 103rd out of 193 cities in driving safety in the annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, according to a recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chula Vista is listed as the country’s 86th safest place to drive, while Oceanside is 110th and Escondido is 119th. According to Allstate, the safest U.S. cities to drive in include Fort Collins, Colorado; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Boise, Idaho. Washington, DC ranks last – the most dangerous city in the U.S. in which to drive.
Allstate creates its rankings each year by reviewing claims filed by Allstate drivers, who make up about eleven percent of all drivers on the road in any U.S. state. The most recent set of ranking is based on claims Allstate received between January 2007 and December 2008.
Although car accidents in California and across the United States have declined in the past few years, about 35,000 car drivers and passengers die each year, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An additional 840,000 people are injured each year in car accidents nationwide. In order to reduce the rate of traffic accidents and deaths nationwide, the NHTSA provides information for drivers and for states on how to prevent accidents or reduce the risks of serious injury or death.
Ensuring your car is in good working order, using safety belts and child seats correctly, and minimizing distractions while driving are all good ways to help protect yourself from an auto accident. However, an accident may not be your fault. If you are injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver, you may be able to recover compensation from that driver for lost wages, medical bills, and other costs associated with the accident. Contact experienced San Diego car accident lawyer Steven Elia at 619-444-2244 today for a free consultation to discuss your San Diego injury case.
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