Allstate Insurance, an insurance company from Northbrook, Illinois, annually conducts the America’s Best Drivers Report where 200 large American cities are ranked according to how often their residents get involved in a car accident. This statistics may be good to know because road safety is a very precarious thing. It doesn’t matter how prudent and careful of a driver you are, you can always have an accident caused by another reckless motorist. So if you’re looking into increasing your chances at avoiding some type of car accident, consider not driving in these 25 large American cities too dangerous for drivers.
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An average driver living in Arlington, Texas gets involved in a car crash every 7.3 years, making this city the 25th most dangerous city to drive in. One of the reasons for this car crash statistic might be the fact that Arlington is currently the largest city in the United States not served by a comprehensive public transportation system, forcing its residents to drive more often.
Portland, the largest city in the state of Oregon, is another city where drivers don’t feel safe. The average period between accidents in this city is the same as in Arlington – just 7.3 years, which make its residents 37% more likely to be involved in a car wreck than the national average. At least, Portland has an efficient public transport and supports urban cycling.
Buffalo, New York
On average, people in Buffalo, New York get into a car accident every 7.2 years. If you don’t want to take a risk driving a car in the city, you can travel by the Buffalo Metro Rail operated by the NFTA.
People in Atlanta, the largest and capital city of Georgia, also average about 7.2 years before they experience a car crash. The city boasts of one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, however, road safety is not one of Atlanta’s strong qualities.
Newark, New Jersey
In Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, the average period people go without a car crash is 7.2 years, same as Buffalo and Atlanta. Newark is a significant gateway into the New York metropolitan area and the northeastern United States so it’s not surprising that traffic in the city is heavy with the likeliness of a car accident being pretty high.