On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Some Kentucky drivers likely spend a significant amount of time in their cars. People rely on their cars to get them to where they need to be, but they also rely on other drivers to keep the roads safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Recently, Kentucky was ranked as one of the worst states to drive in. Based on the number of car accidents and fatalities in each state, and from information from the National Transportation Safety Board, it ranked among the top ten most dangerous states to drive in. States that appear to be even more dangerous include Montana, which ranked number one, followed by Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Despite the findings, some people who frequent the roads for a living say Kentucky isn’t worse than any other state. Truck drivers who travel through Kentucky say anywhere you go there are good drivers and there are bad drivers. However, one trucker did point out that people tend to forget to put on their blinkers for lane changes and turns.

The website that compiled the information ranked Kentucky as the seventh most dangerous state to drive in mostly due to the number of drunk driving incidents and the relaxed driving rules.

The number of driving fatalities has declined in recent years all across the country. In Kentucky, state troopers say there has been a decline in the number of drunk driving incidents and driving fatalities as well.

Despite the decline in fatalities, car accidents happen every day and those in Kentucky that are injured in an accident may be able to collect compensation. If someone is injured because of another person’s negligence, that driver should be held accountable.

Source: Ky Post, “Long distance truckers disagree with Top 10 dangerous driving ranking for Kentucky,” Bill Price, Nov. 29, 2011