Washington, D.C. has been ranked the 199th safest driving city in the country, following Baltimore, which took the bottom spot, in the “America’s Best Drivers Report 2019” released by the Illinois-based insurance company Allstate.
According to the report, drivers based in the District have an average of 4.4 years between collisions they were involved in, and 27.2 hard-braking events per 1,000 miles.
Also, D.C. drivers are 142.3 percent more likely to face collision compared to the country’s average, the report stated.
The annual report is based on a research aiming to identify which ones among America’s 200 most populous cities have the safest drivers and “are least likely to experience collisions,” compared to the national average.
Maryland drivers are so bad they make DC the second worst place to drive in the country! pic.twitter.com/Gsqn5eseGf
— Billy McBeath (@BillyMcBeath) June 26, 2019
Baltimore drivers were ranked the worst by Allstate for the second time in a row, as they were determined to have 4.2 years between accidents, on average, and 30.6 hard-braking events per 1,000 miles. The city’s motorists, on the other hand, had a 152.5 percent higher chance of getting into a collision compared to drivers.
Last year, D.C. came as the third-worst, landing the 198th place, while Baltimore and Boston were the worst and second-worst, respectively.
Allstate data suggests that “the average driver in the U.S. will experience a collision once every 10.57 years.”
For this year’s results, property damage claims reported between January 2016 to December 2017 were analyzed by Allstate researchers. And hard-braking data was obtained via customers who voluntarily enrolled in Allstate’s Drivewise telematics program in 2016-2017.
As it marked the 15th year of its report, Allstate also shared the Risky Roads in the 15 cities that were ranked worst in terms of driving safety, which you can see here.
And DC is second. My hometown area and my current area. No surprise there at all.
Baltimore Drivers Are The Worst Drivers In The Nation- Again, Allstate Ranking Finds https://t.co/4SbNZs5l9M
— Sheryl (@SherylKMF) June 26, 2019