It’s a dubious honor, but Massachusetts recently made #10 on Driverside.com’s list of Top 10 Speediest States. The list compares the number of tickets to the state’s population to ensure that even small states received equal consideration.
According to the list, law enforcement officials doled out over 300,000 tickets to Massachusetts drivers last year with Delaware and South Carolina close behind. The District of Columbia snagged the top spot with 434,301 tickets. Interesting, DC only has just over a half million residents, so it works out to roughly 78.5% of the population. Our guess is that some of those tickets went to commuters or tourists from neighboring states.
Since speed is a factor in many car accidents resulting in death or serious injury, we urge you to exercise caution and obey speed limits on the roads.
Source: Top 10 Speediest States, DriverSide.com, April 2, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts auto accident attorney if you have been injured on the road.