California Car Crash Statistics
- From 2015 to 2016, there was a seven percent increase in traffic fatalities in California.
- In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in traffic crashes in California.
- Speeding was a factor in 1,056 of those traffic crash fatalities in California in 2016.
- 30 percent of people killed in California wrecks in 2016 were not buckled up at the time of the crash.
- In 2016, there were 548 motorcyclist crash fatalities in California.
- In California, large trucks were involved in six percent of all fatal crashes in 2016.
Worst Drivers in America
According to a recent report from ABC San Diego News Channel 10, California drivers are some of the worst in the nation. The information comes from a finance website called SmartAsset. They analyzed data from all over the nation to rank states in motor vehicle safety. They looked at issues like the percentage of drivers with insurance, the number of DUIs per driver, average number of deaths per miles driven and even how often residents Google terms like traffic ticket or speeding ticket.
How Does California Stack Up?
Overall, California tied with Missouri to take third on the list with states with the worst drivers. They found that Mississippi had the worst drivers in the nation, followed closely by Tennessee. In their analysis, SmartAsset’s report found that California ranked 12th for DUIs per thousand drivers and 11th for percentage of uninsured drivers. Additionally, they also found that California ranked 32nd for number of people killed per 100 miles driven.
After any kind of car accident caused by a dangerous or negligent driver, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your options. You may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills and other expenses associated with the crash. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in San Diego, along the Central Coast or in any of the surrounding communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.