Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Bankrate recently ranked Ohio the second best state for drivers. After weighing a number of factors, Ohio came out at the top of states for people who spend a significant amount of time in their cars. In fact, Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes or 12 full days in their cars each year. With so much time spent driving a vehicle, accidents are bound to happen. When they do, you need an experienced Ohio car accident attorney to help you navigate the claims process.
Our skilled lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have provided countless car accident victims with the legal representation they need to ensure their rights are protected and they receive the maximum compensation possible.
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How Bankrate Determined the Best and Worst States for Drivers
In order to rank the best and worst states for drivers, Bankrate investigated a number of criteria to gain a better understanding of the overall driving experience in each state. These criteria included:
- Average commute times
- Average annual car insurance costs
- Average annual gas expenses
- Average car repair costs
- Rate of car thefts relative to population
- Car accident deaths relative to miles driven
A score of zero to 10 was assigned to each criteria for each state. Once a score was determined for each criteria, all of the numbers were added to create an overall score with 60 being the top score. Bankrate’s study revealed that the majority of the states with the best situations for drivers are located in the Midwest and Northeast, which features a lower cost of living and a denser population than the states with the worst situations for drivers.
The top 5 states that were best for drivers include Iowa, Ohio, Maine, Wisconsin, and Vermont; while the top 5 states that were worst for drivers are California, New Mexico, Nevada, Louisiana, and Wyoming. As the second best state for drivers, Ohio received an overall score of 46.2 and scored the following in each criteria:
- Commute time (minutes): 23.4
- Insurance cost (annual): $709
- Gasoline spending (annual): $1,058
- Average cost of a repair: $356
- Car thefts per 100K people: 148.4
- Car fatalities per 100M miles driven: 0.9
Involved in an Ohio Car Accident? Call the Ohio Car Accident Attorneys at KNR
While it’s comforting to live in a state that has been named as the second best state for drivers, it’s vital to know what to do in the event you are the victim of a car accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence. If someone’s carelessness or wrongdoing caused the pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other losses you’ve experienced from a car accident, you should contact the Ohio car accident attorneys at KNR immediately.
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