Baltimore and Washington DC Worst Drivers

Well, following up on my last post about drivers in Washington, DC being non-cognizant of their surroundings, paying attention to texts, tweets and something other than the road (blog post), it’s official according to AllState Safety Survey (2010 Best Drivers Report).

Looks like DC is the worst around where on average Washingtonians get into an accident every 5.1 years, 95.5% higher chances of getting in an accident than the average American.

Baltimore rates a little better in next to last position with an auto accident occurring every 5.6 years for Baltimorians (is that even a word?) – 79.4% higher chances than the average American.

Other areas near DC including Alexandria, VA and Arlington, VA are near the bottom of the list as well. Arlington ranking with a 35.3% greater than average chance likelihood of being in an accident – accidents occurring every 7.4 years.  As for Alexandria, VA statistics are similar with a 38.0% greater than average likelihood of being in an accident – accidents occurring every 7.2 years.

I think it may be time to move to Fort Collins, Colorado where the likelihood of getting in an accident is 31.2% less than the average American and the average years between auto accidents is 14.5 years.

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2 thoughts on “Baltimore and Washington DC Worst Drivers

  1. I think it’s nteresting how we Americans associate cars with freedom and independence, yet we’d obviously rather be doing something else while drivng our cars to work, like read, text, or talk on the phone. I’d much rather sit on a train or bus and be able to read than have to worry about what’s going on on the road.

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