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Worst States for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not a new problem. Instead, it is a problem that is becoming worst, not better, despite advances in technology that are supposed to help stop distracted driving. However, drivers in some states seem to be more distracted than others.

Distracted Driving Statistics

According to a study published by MoneyGeek.com, analysts looked at data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and ranked states that had the least to most distracted driving fatalities.

Distracted Driving Fatality Rate Per State

As you can see, Arkansas is not the worst, but not the safest, when it comes to distracted driving fatalities. The state ranked 36th overall with .52 fatalities per billion miles and 37 confirmed distracted driving deaths in 2019. Only a handful of other states had fewer confirmed distracted driving fatalities.

Were You Injured by a Distracted Driver?

While it’s encouraging that Arkansas drivers are considered to be not as distracted as drivers in other states, that doesn’t mean our state is immune to these types of accidents. If a distracted driver injured you, the team at Martin Attorneys, PA is here to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve. See what our passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys can do for your case — reach out to us online or by phone. (479) 888-2039