DC Drivers: Worst in the Nation

If you live any metropolitan area then you know that you not only have to be a defensive driver, but you need to also be constantly aware of the other drivers around you. Between traffic, road rage, and distractions, driving can be a dangerous endeavor.

All State recently studied the nations’ 200 largest cities and declared that Washington D.C. is the area with the worst drivers. Drivers in the District are estimated to have an accident once every 4.7 years, which is twice as often as the average driver in the United States who averages an accident once every 10 years. This means that DC drivers are 112.1% more likely to get in an accident than the average driver in the US.

Arlington and Alexandria also make the top 25 list with a recorded crash every 6.2 and 6.5 years respectively.  Baltimore also neared Washington DC coming in 2nd place. The driving situation in DC and the surrounding areas is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Allstate’s field senior vice-president, David Pendergrast, says, “It is vital for us to educate American drivers about safe driving behaviors they can practice on the road that will help make our roadways safer. Minimizing distractions, obeying traffic laws, and using your car’s safety features like turn signals and headlights, are all ways to be safer, no matter where you drive.”


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