Colorado Drivers are 8th Worst Drivers in the Nation

Colorado flag waving on the wind | Colorado Drivers are 8th Worst Drivers in Nation

Coloradans have a lot to brag about- just maybe not their driving prowess, according to QuoteWizard, a Seattle-based insurance comparison website with offices in Denver.

The company looked at total accidents, fatal crashes, speeding tickets, DUI and other traffic citations to determine the rankings.

Colorado ranked 11th worst for DUIs, 10th worst for number of speeding tickets, and number one for overall driving citations, including non-use of seat belts, failure to use a signal, and running red lights. Averaged together, all those infractions make Coloradans the 8th worst drivers in the nation.

The remainder of the ten worst states to drive in looks like this:

  1. Arizona
  2. Washington
  3. Colorado
  4. North Dakota
  5. South Carolina
  6. Nebraska
  7. Maine
  8. Virginia
  9. California
  10. Utah

If you’re wondering where some of the safer places to drive might be, head to Nevada, Michigan, Mississippi, Florida, or Rhode Island. Those states rounded out the top 5 best driving states.

However, any place can be dangerous to drive if you don’t take some precautions.

Traffic accidents in the U.S. claimed approximately 38,000 lives in 2015, and injured an additional 4.4 million people. The type and number of car accident varies greatly from state to state depending on population and other factors.

In 2015, there were 506 fatal car accidents in Colorado that claimed 546 lives. The majority of those were passenger vehicles, followed closely by motorcycles. Over one-quarter of the drivers killed in Colorado had blood alcohol levels that exceeded the legal limit and over half were not wearing their seat belt, leading one to believe there is much room for improvement when it comes to personal safety behind the wheel.

Further Reading: 50% of Wrong Way Accidents are Caused by a Drunk Driver

Staying Safe on the Road

How can you stay safe on the road, no matter which state you’re driving in? The following are some driving safety tips compiled by industry experts that can help keep you from being another highway statistic.

  • Be attentive behind the wheel. Always drive responsibly and defensively.
  • Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Don’t drive distracted.
  • Always obey speed limits and signs.
  • Always use your safety belt.
  • Drive with your headlights on to increases your visibility to others and always use your signals.
  • Keep your vehicle properly maintained.
  • When traveling, make sure to leave enough space between your vehicle and the others around you so that you have time to react and perform evasive maneuvers to prevent accidents.
  • Keep your eyes moving to constantly scan the roadside and ahead for and dangers.

Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers

Fort Collins Car Accident Lawyer Timms Fowler of the Fowler Law FirmIf you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Fort Collins, Colorado, it is important to speak to an experienced Fort Collins car accident lawyer immediately. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping injured accident victims claim the maximum compensation for their injuries after a devastating accident. Contact the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation.


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Timms Fowler
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