What causes more accidents in Missouri than drunk driving?
Unbelievably, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash statistics, alochol is not the leading cause or contributing factor in most auto accidents in Missouri. The data shows that speeding causes more than three times as many accidents than drunk driving. In 2012 there were 18,972 Missouri traffic crashes caused by speeding. Only 5,867 accidents involved alcohol.
This is a startling statistic. More startling still is that both speeding and alcohol related accidents rank behind accidents involving young drivers (29,615) and older drivers (39,172).
If you’ve been in an accident, it is important to evaluate how and why the accident happened. Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you were not at fault, you likely have a claim for your damages. For more information on your accident claim, contact us!
More information on crash statistics can be found at: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/data_960grid.html