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Northern California Ranks Poorly among Nation’s Best Drivers

New results released from Allstate Insurance Company’s yearly “America’s Best Drivers Report” indicate that California drivers have a lot of catching up to do in comparison with those around the nation. The eighth annual report ranks America’s 200 largest cities based on car crash frequency to show which have the safest drivers.

Of California cities listed, northern California cities fared poorly, with San Jose ranked 146 with an average of 8.1 years between crashes for drivers, San Francisco at 186 with 6.5 years, and Sacramento at 143 with 8.2 years. These rates are a far cry from the nation’s top ranked cities, with Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Boise, Idaho coming in at first and second place with 13.8 years between crashes.

There are many reasons why these cities rank lower than others, and California as a whole averages as one of the highest ranking states each year for car crashes in the United States. Drunk driving accidents in northern California kill and injure countless victims every year, and distracted driving has becoming an epidemic in California and the nation as a whole. In either case, it is often innocent victims who pay the largest price for the reckless actions of other parties.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash due to another party’s recklessness or negligence, you deserve compensation for the losses suffered in order to recover to the best of your abilities. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our Sacramento car crash injury lawyersunderstand the serious and long-lasting effects of a car accident and the need for experienced legal representation when pursuing fair compensation. Call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a consultation on your case.