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The Top 10 U.S. Cities With The Worst Drivers

by / August 30, 2012 Black News one Comments

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Allstate released its eighth annual report on traffic accidents for  claims submitted from 195 cities filed between January 2009 and December 2010 to determine how likely it was for a driver in those cities to get into an accident. The city ranked with the best drivers for the fifth time is Sioux Falls in S.D., whose drivers are 27.6 percent less likely to get into a crash than the national average. Runners up are: Boise, Idaho; Fort Collins, Colo.; Madison, Wisc., and Lincoln, Neb.

Allstate’s Best Driver’s Report was created to boost the country’s discussion on safe driving. Each year we hope the report will increase awareness about the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel,” said Mike Roche, senior vice president of claims, Allstate. “We want to recognize the city of Sioux Falls for being the safest driving city in America, and whether you drive in a large city, small city or a rural area, we encourage all Americans to practice safe driving habits and good car safety.”

Geography plays a huge role in the safety of driving. Cities with confusing street layouts, numerous lanes and unusual angles, easily expose aggressive drivers and/or drivers with below-average skills to danger. According to Allstate, drivers in the city ranking the highest in accidents get into a wreck once every 4.7 years on average.

Top 10 Cities With America’s Worst Drivers

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  1. If Washington, D.C. wasn’t number one, I would have doubted the accuracy of this study. The traffic cameras here can check for motorists who speed or run through red lights, but there is no recording of how many drivers refuse to use their turn signals to help avoid accidents. There are some drivers who apparently never learned that if driving on the highway, that a driver should stay behind a car in its lane by a car length for each 10 miles of the posted speed limit. So, if the speed limit is 50 miles, then stay back from the car in front of you about 5 car lengths. Instead, some people stay right on your bumper! If there is an accident, there can be a long chain of cars involved.

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