Got Car Accidents? Mississippi Has 3rd Worst Drivers

When I first moved to Mississippi in 1991 I couldn’t believe how bad the driving was. I wondered if everyone in Mississippi thought they were a NASCAR driver and I-55 was their personal Daytona 500 track. Turn signals were rarely, if ever, used prompting me to speculate that Mississippians’ cars were not equipped with these luxury items. Drivers used Water Works curve on I-55 as some sort of obstacle course which explains why there are more wrecks there than Talladega Superspeedway.

But the longer I stayed down here the more I adapted. Now I guess I’m proud to say that I make up the 3rd worst driving population in the country! This prestigious honor is well deserved. In the past few weeks alone there have been numerous accidents greeting me as I made my way home. What is usually a 15 minute drive has routinely become 45 minutes to an hour. I guess we have the Christmas shopping crowd to blame.

The article lists the criteria used to determine this #3 ranking. The group looked at which states had the most DUI’s, fatal accidents (per 100 million miles traveled), careless driving tickets, seat belt violations, and speeding tickets. Louisiana was the worst state followed by South Carolina. After Mississippi, Texas and Alabama rounded out the Top 5. Florida was number 6 which means when you take your family to Florida for your annual beach trip you are driving through some of the most dangerous driving states in the country.

I don’t see Mississippians changing their driving habits anytime soon. We will continue to be near the top when it comes to bad driving. You and your family should always wear your seat belts and practice defensive driving. If you are in an accident, you should read my blog here.

It is our sincere hope that neither you or your family are ever involved in a car accident. However, if you are please call us immediately. We have been helping Mississippians for over 30 years and we can help you. Please visit our website for more information.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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