The city of Durham, located in Durham County, is most well-known for Duke University. The university is one of the wealthiest private universities in the US. But what else sets Durham apart from other cities? Its traffic crash statistics, for one thing.
A 2019 study by QuoteWizard states that North Carolina drivers are below average. They’re not the worse, but they’re not the best either. North Carolina lands somewhere in the middle.
In the 2019 study, the state received a grade of C. That’s passing, but barely. That’s slightly better than the state fared in 2018. The 2018 study ranked North Carolina 18th on a list of the worst drivers in the US.
On a brighter note, the city of Durham ranked as the 34th best city in North Carolina for drivers. But according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, crashes are on the rise in the state as a whole.
In 2018, there were 313,878 car crashes in North Carolina. Out of those crashes, 1,443 were fatalities. Over the past 20 years, there’s been a steady increase in North Carolina car crashes. In Durham alone, there were 12,696 crashes in 2018. And there were 32 fatalities.
Would you like to make Durham streets safer? Consider enrolling in a defensive driving course. The course will help you refresh your driving skills. And if you’ve received a ticket, taking the course will possibly get your ticket dismissed.