Planes, trains and automobiles. Lets focus on the automobiles, and their drivers for a minute. Like many Americans you probably travel from time to time. As you begin a new adventure in a unfamiliar city or state, one of the first things you may notice is how people there drive. You guessed it — some cities have the best drivers and are much safer than other cities when it comes to driving.
No matter how safe a driver you claim to be, your fate on the road depends heavily on other drivers. Over 2 million people are injured, disabled or killed in road crashes each year in the US. Thats why it pays to know just how safe — or how dangerous — a city is from a drivers perspective. According to Allstates 2016 Best Drivers Report, here are the five best and worst cities when it comes to driving in the U.S.
- Brownsville, TX
- Brownsville residents sure know how to drive as theyre considered to be the safest driving city in America. Brownsville residents experience a collision every 14.6 years. The national average for collisions is ever 10 years. Drivers in Brownsville are also 31.4 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average. Congratulations Brownsville.
- Kansas City, KS
- Kansas drivers took a hit from last years number 1 position, down one listing to number two. Drivers in Kansas City, Kansas are 26.3 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average and experience a collision every 13.6 years.
- Madison, WI
- Madison moved up from number 6 in the 2015 report, to number three in 2016. Drivers in Madison experience a collision every 13.3 years and are 24.7 percent less likely to get in an accident.
- Cape Coral, FL
- Cape Coral, Florida moved up from fifth last year to fourth this year. Sunshine state residents experience a collision rate thats approximately two percent better than the national average and are 22.3 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average.
- Boise, ID
- Boise, Idaho drivers collide with others every 12.8 years and are 22.1 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average.
- Boston, MA
- Theres definitely something in the air up in Massachusetts. Beantown managed to knock Worcester into second place this year with an appalling new statistic: Boston drivers are 167.6 percent more likely to have a collision than the national average! Drivers in Boston also have a collision every few years. Now thats some bad driving.
- Worcester, MA
- Drivers in Worcester are 124.4 percent more likely to have a collision.
- Baltimore, MD
- Residents in Baltimore get into a collision every 4.7 years.
- Washington, D.C.
- Our nations capital certainly isnt the banner of good driving. D.C. residents collide every 4.9 years and are 106.2 percent more likely to have a collision than the national average.
- Springfield, MA
- Springfield gives Massachusetts 3 cities in the top 5 worst cities for accidents in the U.S. Youre 76.7 percent more likely to have a collision here–on average one every approximately every 5.7 years.
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