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Drivers in Washington, D.C., crash more than anyone, Allstate says

A report on property-damage claims from 194 cities across the country shows who's crashing the most.

By Clifford Atiyeh Aug 28, 2013 10:29AM
Whether it's their problems with "taxation without representation" or the flood of foreign diplomats weaving around town, drivers in the nation's capital are the most likely to get into a car accident, according to a new report from Allstate.

The insurance company's annual study on safe drivers, now in its ninth year, looked at property-damage claims in 194 cities from January 2010 through December 2011 and compared them to the national average. In Washington, D.C., drivers were 109 percent more likely to get into a crash, while the D.C. suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington, Va. – along with Baltimore, Providence, R.I., Philadelphia and Miami – were ranked among the top 10 cities for the most accidents. Interestingly, Boston wasn't on this list, but that's only because Allstate didn't collect sufficient data from Massachusetts.

Allstate said that 70 percent of all claims resulted in vehicles that were still operable after a crash, evidence that low-speed crashes are the majority of all reported accidents.

In D.C., drivers went an average 4.8 years between accidents, compared with the "safest" city, Fort Collins, Colo., where drivers went 13.9 years between crashes. In this much smaller city, drivers were 28 percent less likely to get into a crash than the national average.

Other cities where drivers crashed the least were Boise, Idaho; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Brownsville, Texas; and Madison, Wis. For the full report and to see where your city stands, go to Allstate's news website.

[Source: Allstate]
Aug 28, 2013 1:16PM
This comes as no surprise to me.  They suck at everything, cant drive legislation, or a vehicle!  
Aug 28, 2013 1:20PM

I drive truck and see the main reason for and that would be because the idiots can't leave the phones out of reach. And they all think they have someplace more important to be than you do.

Aug 28, 2013 1:09PM

The cover picture showed an Asian guy, I guess the article was afraid to go there.

Aug 28, 2013 1:15PM
Take a look at the Demographics and it is easy to understand the Statistics!
Aug 28, 2013 1:07PM
I kinda know why but I'm not gonna say it.
Aug 28, 2013 1:32PM
Yeah because DC is full of lawyers and lobbyists. Do you really think they think of anyone but themselves
Aug 28, 2013 1:15PM
Aug 28, 2013 1:43PM

WASHINGTON D.C.    that figures  they're crashing the nation too.  lol

Aug 28, 2013 1:16PM
Figures it would be at our nations capital...I wonder how many congressman get pulled over for anything. They can't even make a decision let alone drive a car correctly. I thought for sure it would be New York or Los Angeles, but apparently people know how to DRIVE in those cities....I live in Boise.....we don't even want to go there....where stopping at a stop sign or light and using a TURN signal BEFORE they get in the turn lane....apparently neither exist on tractors.....I hear that is how they learn to drive.....go figure.
Aug 28, 2013 1:11PM
must be all the people Obama hired LOL
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