man screaming in frustration in the driver seat | Colorado drivers worst in the countryIf you drive on Colorado roads daily, you likely already know how bad it can be. Grueling rush hour traffic, long commutes, aggressive drivers and bad roads all make driving through the Mile High state unpleasant.

It also makes driving on Colorado roads more dangerous. A new study examined each state in the country for driving and ranked them. Where did Colorado fall? Unfortunately, Colorado ranked No. 6 in the nation for states with the worst drivers. 

What makes Colorado drivers worst in the country? According to the study, drivers here are the worst for failing to obey traffic and safety laws. Speeding was the second worst offense. Carelessness, ignoring signs and drunk driving all cause serious accidents and fatalities. In Colorado, drivers are just simply not following the laws and this has had tragic results. 

Disobeying Driving Laws is Dangerous

Driving laws help keep everyone on the roads safe. These laws tell us when it is safe to cross the street and who has the right-of-way when approaching a four way stop.

Unfortunately, many drivers in Colorado are not obeying these laws. From running red lights to speeding in school zones, Colorado drivers put everyone in harm’s way. 

From 2013 to 2016, there was a 40 percent increase in the number of drivers involved in fatal accidents in Colorado. The NHTSA reported that the number of Colorado drivers who tested positive for marijuana and alcohol also increased during that time. 

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 35 percent of all fatalities were directly attributed to speeding. In addition, 26 percent of all fatalities on the road were caused by drunk drivers. Many of these fatalities involved occupants that were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

In fact, 52 percent of those killed in car accidents in Colorado were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. 

Contact Our Lakewood Car Accident Lawyers Now

Paysinger Law, P.C.After a car accident, you need a law firm in your corner that can fight insurance companies. Insurance companies do not want to pay accident victims what they need – and deserve.

That is why injured accident victims need to call an attorney as soon as they are injured. Call Lakewood car accident lawyer Robert Paysinger today to discuss your injury case.

We offer free initial consultations so you can review all of your legal options. Call us at 303.279.0221 or fill out our confidential contact form on this page. We are ready to fight for you and your rights to compensation. Call today!

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