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.
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.
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.
The cover picture showed an Asian guy, I guess the article was afraid to go there.
WASHINGTON D.C. that figures they're crashing the nation too. lol
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