DOES MN HAVE MORE BAD DRIVING DISTRACTED LAWYERS?
Minnesota recently came out poorly in a study of bad driving. According to online insurance marketplace QuoteWizard, the Land of 10,000 Lakes came in 6th place in its list of bad driving states.
The insurer looked at data behind accidents and fatalities, as well as driving infractions such as speeding, DWIs and traffic citations. That put Minnesota in 6th place on a per capita basis, although this is better than last year, when the state was the 2nd worst in the country.
According to the website where we saw this article, it’s not clear whether QuoteWizard takes into account, at least when it comes to accident numbers, the fact that the state is covered in ice for a considerable chunk of the year. However, nearby Michigan had the best drivers in 2018, so maybe there is a problem with Minnesota drivers.
The report has come out the same week that Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety released a report about the number of texting-while driving citations issued last year. There were 9,545 tickets handed out in Minnesota last year, a 30 percent rise on the year before and more than 450 percent more than in 2012.
Our car accident lawyers cannot tell you if distracted driving or bad driving is a bigger problem in Minnesota compared to other states. What we can do is help you if you have been in a crash that was not your fault. Whether you are an insured passenger, or a driver whose car was hit by a distracted driver, you are welcome to call us for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.