We have all said the stray expletive in traffic. It is frustrating, boring, and dangerous. No one likes traffic. However, even driving without traffic can be hair raising, especially after a Packers game. And, you may have wondered to yourself whether Wisconsin has the worst drivers.
Does Wisconsin have the worst drivers?
Actually, no. Surprisingly, Wisconsin ranks right in the middle at 22. This means our roads are relatively safe compared with many other states, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. For Appleton, Wisconsin, residents though, this likely does not come as a surprise.
Who has the worst drivers?
Texas and New Mexico tied for the top states with the worst drivers. New Mexico is the deadliest state for cyclists and pedestrians, and Texas has a drunk driving problem with almost all fatal car crashes involving an impaired driver. However, Texas also had one of the highest pedestrian and cyclist death rates as well, and they both had issues with reckless driving, like speeding.
What to do after a motor vehicle accident
After the initial impact, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not make assumptions about injures or assume everything is fine. Keep in mind that dispatchers are routinely trained on when not to dispatch first responders, and sometimes, the police avoid car crashes unless there are injuries. When speaking to the 9-1-1 dispatcher, answer the questions they ask, but make sure they know where the accident occurred in case you need to get off the phone fast. If your accident sounds minor, you may not get a police officer or other first responders to come to the accident scene. If that is the case, if you or a passenger are able, take photos of all accident-involved vehicles and the accident scene, exchange insurance information with all drivers of other involved vehicles, get contact information from all passengers and witnesses, and get seen and evaluated by your primary care provider that same day or as soon as possible close in time to the accident.
Then, after you see a medical professional, call your Appleton, Wisconsin, personal injury attorney.