33,561 people in the US were killed by car crashes in 2012, according to the most recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No matter how safe a driver you may be, your fate on the road partially depends on your fellow drivers. Thats why it pays to know just how safe – or how dangerous – a city is from a drivers perspective. According to Allstates 2015 Best Drivers Report, here are the five best and worst driving cities in the US.
FIVE BEST CITIES
- Kansas City, Kansas: Heartland drivers, take heart! Drivers in Kansas City, Kansas are 8 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average. This is a major upset for Fort Collins, Colorado, which snagged the top spot in both 2013 and 2014 but dropped to fourth safest in this years study.
- Brownsville, Texas: 5 percent less likely.
- Boise, Idaho: 5 percent less likely.
- Fort Collins, Colorado:1 percent less likely.
- Cape Coral, Florida: 21 percent less likely.
FIVE WORST CITIES
- Boston, Massachusetts: There must be something in the water up in Massachusetts. Worcester won the worst city title last year, ending Washington D.C.s six-year streak. Boston was the second worst in 2014, and Springfield came in fourth. But Beantown managed to knock Worcester into second place this year with an appalling new statistic: Boston drivers are 7 percent more likely to have a collision than the national average!
- Worcester, Massachusetts:7 percent more likely.
- Baltimore, Maryland:9 percent more likely.
- Washington, D.C.:3 percent more likely.
- Springfield, Massachusetts:1 percent more likely.
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