Washington, D.C., Has the Nation’s Worst Drivers
Fort Collins, Colo., has the best
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Drivers in Washington, D.C., are officially the most dangerous in the country. Washington residents go only 4.8 years between accidents, crashing twice as frequently as the national average, a survey released by Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers finds. It’s the sixth year in a row that Washington has ranked at the bottom of the survey.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the worst, I’d say it’s the least best,” Allstate spokesman Adam Polak told The Washington Post. “From looking at our data, drivers in Washington, D.C., on average have collisions more frequently.”
Polak suggests that D.C. residents are more likely to drive than residents of other large cities, falsely inflating the numbers. The average American goes about 10 years between car accidents, with residents in big cities crashing more frequently than those who live in smaller towns.
Drivers in Fort Collins, Colorado, are the safest in the U.S., crashing once every 13.9 years. It’s the third time in nine years that Fort Collins has topped the list.