California’s deadliest roads and the state’s national driver rankings – Orange County Register
Here’s how California motorists compare to those in other states and where the deadliest crashes are.
California, the most populous state in the country, has approximately 396,540 miles of roads. There were about 10,498 fatal crashes on these roads from 2017 to 2019, according to the California Integrated statewide traffic recording systemand Transportation Injury Mapping System, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, at UC Berkeley.
The state averages about 178,300 vehicular crash injuries per year, with a 10-year peak of 198,899 in 2016. November had the most fatal crashes and September had the second-highest. .
Classification of pilots by state
According to the insurance rate comparator quotewizard.com, California has the fourth worst drivers in the country. These rankings were based on a range of statistics, including analysis of over 2 million insurance quotes. The pilots were evaluated on four factors:
• speeding tickets
California drivers had the fourth highest number of accidents and citations, the fifth highest number of DUIs and the 37th highest number of speeding violations. They attribute the latter abnormally low figure to overall traffic, preventing drivers from speeding. Rankings are based on per capita figures drawn from self-reported proprietary data.
10 deadliest stretches of road in California
This fatality data comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2017, 2018 and 2019, the most recent available. Compiled by data analyst Doug Milnes of MoneyGeek.com.
Sources: California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, Transportation Injury Mapping System, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley, quotewizard.com, MoneyGeek.com