Allstate Insurance Company recently took a look which metropolitan areas sport the worst drivers. Philadelphia residents are apparently more prone to truck accidents than much of the country. The city ranks high on the list.
The study was reportedly based on property damage claims from January 2008 and December 2009. Based on that information and adjusted for population, researchers determined how likely drivers were to get into a collision.
Washington D.C. is apparently not the place to live if you fear car accidents; it ranked number one on the list. Residents there are likely to get into a car accident once every 4.8 years. According to MSNBC, those drivers are 107.3 percent more likely to get into an accident than the average U.S. driver.
Other cities ranking at the top include Baltimore, Newark and Providence. Surprisingly, New York didn’t make the Top 10, and only ranked 20th. Drivers there were found to get into accidents on average once every 7.3 years. However, it should be noted that cab drivers were not taken into account.
The study found that the country’s safest drivers tend to live in smaller cities. Fort Collins, Colorado, ranks as the safest place for drivers. Those residents were found to get into accidents only one time every 14 years.
Other “safe” cities include Lincoln, Nebraska, and Boise, Idaho.
Even though there have been fewer collisions on average in recent years, car accidents still claim 32,000 lives in this country every year. That’s a scary statistic.