Motorists in worst U.S. city average one crash every 4.3 years
Allstate Insurance released its 10th annual America's Best Drivers report this week. In reviewing millions of claims and taking into account factors like city density, population and even weather, researchers came up with a comprehensive list of cities with the best and worst drivers in America.
If you're hoping to avoid a car accident, even a minor fender bender, it might be best to avoid Massachusetts at all costs. In the tenth annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, cities in the Bay State took three of the four worst spots in the study. In two areas, drivers are more than twice as likely to be in a collision than the national average.
I've always thought that California has the worst drivers - plenty of trips through Los Angeles during rush hour led to that belief - but statistically speaking, in 2012 (and 2011) Lousiana actually ranked at the top for having the worst drivers, according to a study by Car Insurance Comparison. California is a bit lower down the list, at number 19.
Our roadways are filled with crappy drivers. It's an unfortunate fact that we take our lives into our hands every time we strap on a seatbelt and head out on the open road. But at least we all have passed the most basic test of driving skill, right?
According to GMAC Insurance, Rhode Island drivers averaged the lowest scores when quizzed about driving knowledge, while Oregon staters continue to have the most knowledgeable drivers. Drivers in the District of Columbia rated just above Rhode Island.