Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Boston drivers are dead last in insurance company safety report

Boston drivers are dead last in insurance company safety report

An annual report from the Allstate insurance company ranks the Hub dead last in a driver safety survey of 200 USA cities.

New York City actually came in first with the safest drivers when factoring population density in with how often people wreck. The National Safety Council estimates that more than 40,000 people died in auto crashes in 2016, making it potentially the most risky driving year since 2007.

Boston ranks as the worst city for drivers.

Allstate crunched data including average years between collisions and collision likelihood compared to the national average. "Heading into the holiday weekend, we urge everyone to make safety their number-one priority whenever they're behind the wheel".

Bridgeport, Connecticut is the highest-ranked city in New England on the list... at No. 189.

According to the 2017 study, drivers in the city were almost 80 percent more likely than the national average to file an accident claim. Madison, Wisconsin, took third place overall.

Put another way, the worst drivers in the country - at least among those with Allstate insurance - live in Boston.

Washington, D.C. drivers were ranked the fourth worst. According to Drivewise data, nationally, the average American driver will experience approximately 19 hard-braking events for every 1,000 miles driven.

Allstate is out with its 13th annual roundup of the nation's best drivers, and Philadelphia's ranking is, well, nothing to brag about. Their hard-braking data was also not available.

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