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Kentucky ranked one of the worst states for best drivers

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Safety

When Cincinnati area residents are driving around on area roads, they know they need to drive carefully. But despite how cautious a driver is, there are still other drivers on the road that may not be as careful. Most drivers will be involved in at least one car accident during their driving career. Most of these are minor fender benders but some cause serious injuries and even death. A report recently came out analyzing the best and worst states for drivers.

Drivers report

A report by SmartAsset ranks states on their drivers based on several metrics. Ohio is ranked 12th best in the nation while Kentucky is ranked ninth worst. SmartAsset looks at several metrics including DUI arrests for 1,000 drivers, percentage of insured drivers and fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven.

Findings include:

Ohio:

  • 87% Ohio drivers insured.
  • 53 DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers
  • 01 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Kentucky:

  • 86% Kentucky drivers insured.
  • 14 DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers
  • 48 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Personal injury attorney

When a Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky resident is injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney understands that an unexpected accident can turn a victim’s life upside down. They may now be facing major medical problems and rehabilitation along with the financial problems that can arise with not being able to work and thousands of dollars in medical bills. An attorney can help their client understand what happened to cause the accident and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

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