Nationally, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities fell in 2017. In raw numbers, there were 6,452,000 total auto accidents. Of these, 34,247 were fatal. 1,889,000 resulted in injuries. Compared to 2016, there were 6,821,000 total crashes that resulted in 2,116,000 injuries and 34,748 fatalities. This represents an overall decline in car accidents in 2017 when compared to 2016. The numbers for 2018 aren’t in just yet, but when it comes to which cities have the worst drivers, the Atlanta Patch has an answer for that.
According to Allstate’s annual “Best Drivers” report, Atlanta ranks among some of the worst. Atlanta ranked 178 on the list. This puts the city ahead of Torrance, California. It puts Atlanta behind New Orleans, Louisiana. For the second year running, Brownsville, Texas took home the top spot for safest drivers, averaging about 15 years between crashes. The national average between crashes is about 11 years.
For the city that took home the claim of worst drivers, look to Baltimore, Maryland. Residents of Baltimore file a claim every four years on average. Washington, D.C., followed behind Baltimore, with Boston, Massachusetts coming in third. In order to compile the report, researches looked at property damage claims between January 2016 to December 2017.
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