How safe are drivers in Georgia? Allstate recently compiled America’s Best Drivers Report for 2018. In the report, Allstate rates drivers in major cities across America for how safe they drive.
The Mann Law Firm is particularly focused on the Macon, Georgia, area, so we were curious to learn how our community ranked. According to the report, Macon is the 70th safest driving city in America in 2018 out of 200 that were ranked. It was ranked the 63rd safest for driving in rain and snow, and its ranking in 2017 was 46th. So, it appears that Macon drivers have been getting in more accidents in 2018. But the city is still ranked in the top one-third of the 200 cities that were included in the report.
Digging deeper, we learn that drivers in Macon city had an average of 8.8 years between auto accident claims; the national average is 10. And residents in the city of Macon had 16.2 hard-braking events per 1,000 miles, with the national average at 19. In the suburban metro area, Macon residents had 12.1 years between claims, and 17.2 hard braking events per 1,000 miles.
Unfortunately, Atlanta did not fare as well in the Allstate report. It is ranked as the 186th safest driving city in America, near the bottom of the survey. It is ranked as the 183rd safest city for driving in rain and snow, and its 2017 ranking was little better at 182nd safest in the country.
In terms of claims, Atlanta city residents have 6.2 years between claims on average, with the national average being 10. City residents have 29.8 hard braking events per 1,000 miles, which is far above the national average of 19. For Atlanta suburban metro residents, drivers have an average of eight years between claims, and 24.3 hard braking events per 1,000 miles.
The website Carinsurancecomparison.com also recently rated drivers across America based upon NHTSA data to determine which state’s drivers are the worst. This ranking was based upon these factors:
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Careless driving
- Fatality rate per 100 million miles driven.
Georgia residents will be pleased to learn that they ranked relatively well in this survey. The state was rated with the 12th best drivers in the country. Georgians were found to be in a strong position in everything on the list other than careless driving, where they were ranked the 9th worst in the country.
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Drivers in Georgia are actually better than drivers in many other states. But no matter where you live, there are still some bad drivers. Drivers who are irresponsible or careless can get in accidents that hurt other people. Some of these accidents can cause serious injuries. The Mann Law Firm is here to help you if you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia. Please contact us today for a free consultation for your car accident case.