D.C. is Nation's Capital of Bad Driving, Once Again

All of that Congressional gridlock seems to be causing a lot of accidents. For the sixth year in a row, Washington D.C.'s drivers have come in last place in Allstate’s annual "America’s Best Drivers" report.

The average American gets into an auto accident once every 10 years. But if that's too long of an interval for you, we'd suggest relocating to the Nation's Capital.

"Drivers in Washington, D.C. are more than twice as likely to get into traffic accidents than the national average, according to a new report, making residents of the nation’s capital the worst drivers in the country," reports Reid Wilson. "Washington residents go an average of just 4.8 years between accidents, according to Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers report."

“I wouldn’t say it’s the worst, I’d say it’s the least best,” Adam Polak, an Allstate spokesman based in Arlington, said of Washington. “From looking at our data, drivers in Washington, D.C. on average have collisions more frequently.”

"Motorists in Fort Collins, Colo., are the safest in the nation, according to the report, going an average of 13.9 years between accidents," adds Wilson. 

Full Story: All your suspicions confirmed: Washington has nation’s worst drivers

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.
Currently on backorder

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00