Austinites are proud of the many “Top 10” lists honoring our city. Recently, Austin was named to another top 10 list, but this wasn’t a good one.
Men’s Health Magazine used a complicated formula to try and determine the safest and most dangerous cities in the country for driving. According to them:
We tabulated the rate of fatal crashes; the percentage of fatalities involving alcohol, speeding, or hit and run; and the rate of seatbelt use (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Then we factored in the average number of years between accidents (Allstate) and laws on cellphone use while driving (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and city governments).
There are several lessons for us in this. First, drive defensively. Austin is dangerous. Second, buy uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. You need to make sure that you are protecting you and your family from these dangers.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, we would be happy to try to help you. You may contact us by calling (512)476-4944 or by submitting a case using the “submit a case” forms throughout the site.