Traffic accidents have long been one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death across the United States, and it's no different in Kansas City. What is different, however, is that Kansas City drivers may be just a little safer than others in the country, according to a recent study from Allstate Corp. In the insurance company's tenth annual Best Drivers Report, Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas both made the top list of the nation's safest drivers.
As part of the study, Allstate reviewed accident claims from insured drivers in 200 urban areas across the country from 2011 and 2012. Rankings factored in driving conditions, weather, and population density. Surveying urban areas is important, as urban drivers face numerous obstacles that elevate their risks for accidents, including increased traffic, more pedestrians, commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, and more signals and intersections.
According to the study, Kansas City, Missouri ranked number 12, up one spot from last year's list. Drivers in Kansas City will be involved in a traffic accident every 12 years on average. Nationwide, the average driver experienced a collision every 10 years.
Although the results of Allstate's studies are interesting, it's important to remember that they don't account for all drivers and accidents. Additionally, the report doesn't mean that traffic collisions don't happen in Kansas City, as crashes occur every day throughout the region. Drivers who make safety a priority should always be commended, and those who cause harm to others due to negligence or wrongful acts should be held accountable.
If you have questions about your rights after an auto accident in Kansas City, Montee Law Firm is available to help. Contact us today to learn more about your case, your rights, and how a Kansas City car accident attorney from our firm can help recover the compensation you deserve.