The 50 Cities Where You're Most Likely to Get in an Automobile Accident

Anytime you're driving in a car, there's a small risk that you could get into an automobile accident, but is this risk higher in some cities around the country? When considering certain factors, some areas of the United States were found to have far worse drivers than others. The risky behaviors of these drivers can increase the chances of a car accident occurring in these cities.

The insights team at Automotive Touchup used data collected through Allstate's America's Best Drivers Report 2019 to find which of the 200 largest U.S. cities had the worst drivers and where car accidents were more likely to occur because to them. The drivers in each city were ranked on factors such as the relative collision likelihood when compared to the national average and the average years between collisions. The national average for years between collisions is 10.57, which all 50 of the worst-ranked cities were found to fall below. The index also factored in the Drivewise® hard-braking events per 1,000 miles to determine which city had the worst drivers in America. Did your city land on our list of the 50 cities where you're most likely to get in an automobile accident?

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In Which City Are You Most Likely to Get in an Automobile Accident?

The city where you're most likely to get in an automobile accident is Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore was found to have an average of 4.19 years between collisions, the lowest in the nation, and a relative collision likelihood of 152.5% when compared to the national average. The city average of 30.58 hard-braking events per 1,000 miles was one of the highest in the country and 38% higher than the national average. When it came to standardizing the ranking for population density and for annual precipitation, Baltimore was still found to be the worst-ranked city.

The Top 10 Cities Where You're Most Likely to Get in an Automobile Accident

  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Worcester, MA
  5. Glendale, CA
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Springfield, MA
  8. Providence, RI
  9. Alexandria, VA
  10. Oakland, CA

Where Do Drivers Have the Most Hard-Braking Events?

One factor that was used to determine the cities with the worst drivers was a data point from Allstate's Drivewise® program, which not only rewards safer drivers but also provides feedback on driving behaviors that can help reduce the risk of an accident. One driving behavior it reports on is the number of hard-braking events. The national average was found to be 19 hard-braking events for every 1,000 miles. All but one of the cities where this data was available had a higher average, with one city more than doubling the national average!

The 10 Cities With the Most Hard-Braking Events per 1,000 Miles

  1. Philadelphia, PA: 43.88
  2. Bridgeport, CT: 35.77
  3. Atlanta, GA: 32.2
  4. Spring Valley, NV: 30.91
  5. Baltimore, MD: 30.58
  6. Paradise, NV: 29.28
  7. North Las Vegas, NV: 29.17
  8. Sunrise Manor, NV: 28.35
  9. Alexandria, VA: 27.48
  10. Washington, DC: 27.21

Where the Most Collisions Occur in the 15 Top-Ranked Cities

Where in the 15 top-ranked cities for automobile accidents do the most collisions occur? We've included a section on the most dangerous roads in each of these cities. A majority of these risky roads are interstates, where the likelihood of a car collision requiring touch up paint is far higher.

15 Dangerous Roads Where The Most Car Collisions Occur

  1. Baltimore, MD: Interstate 695
  2. Washington, DC: Interstate 295
  3. Boston, MA: Interstate 93
  4. Worcester, MA: Main Street
  5. Glendale, CA: California State Route 134
  6. Los Angeles, CA: Interstate 405
  7. Springfield, MA: Interstate 91
  8. Providence, RI: Interstate 95
  9. Alexandria, VA: Richmond Highway
  10. Oakland, CA: Interstate 880

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