Bad Driving Habits Vary by Region, Study Finds

Many accidents that occur in Clinton are sadly preventable. A lot of people have bad driving habits and sometimes these result in crashes. At Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, we understand how badly a serious accident can disrupt your life.

A new study has found that what bad habits drivers engage in are largely regional in nature. According to PBS Newshour, drivers who use their cell phones a lot are most likely from the South while drivers who are most likely to exceed the speed limit hail from the Northeast. The way roads are engineered may play a role in this discovery. Parts of the country that are urban and more densely populated likely have road systems that were designed differently than in areas where driving distances is more prevalent.

The regional differences may also be in part to state laws. Drivers in the Northeast may be more likely to receive speeding tickets because the speed limits are lower there than in other areas of the country. Prohibitions on cell phone use are not as strict in the South as in other areas of the country so drivers may be more comfortable using them behind the wheel. For example, Tennessee ranked third of all 50 states when it comes to drivers using phones.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with a distracted driver, then you know how frustrating it can be that the accident may have been prevented. For more information on crashes involving drivers who were not paying attention to the road, please visit our web page.


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