Florida is not the safest state to live in according to WalletHub. For the record, Vermont is (But we’d rather live in sunshine than snow). Florida comes in at the 38th safest state based on 25 different safety measures including the number of assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and estimated losses from natural disasters. Why is this report coming out? Well June is National Safety Month, which according to the National Safety Council, focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.
Florida was in the top 20 state for two different categories. We were number nine for ‘Workplace Safety’ and number 17 for ‘Safety from Natural Disasters’. For the other categories including ‘Home & Community Safety’, ‘Financial Safety’ and ‘Road Safety’, Florida was in mid to low 40s in terms of rank.
Florida was the 2nd highest state for the ‘Lowest Bullying-Incidents’ Rate and 2nd for ‘Lowest Estimated Property Losses from Climate Disasters’. However, Florida was ranked 49th for ‘Highest Share of Population Lacking Health Insurance’, six times worse than Hawaii.
The rank that Hancock Injury Attorneys was concerned with most was ‘Road Safety’. At the rank of 42, we believe Florida drivers should be extra careful on the road. We have an abundance of resources that can help you follow the best driving practices to prevent traffic incidents. Read more about traveling in the rain, avoiding distracted driving, what to do if your car has a recall, how to avoid drinking and driving and more! We believe that if drivers are more informed about the causes of traffic incidents they can better avoid being involved in one, and just maybe help the state of Florida be a safer state all-around.