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Allstate study: Washington DC drivers are the worst in the U.S.

GasBuddy Blog -- Some of you may have suspected this already, but... a study completed by Allstate Insurance says drivers in Washington, DC get into a crash and file a claim once every 4.7 years making them 112 percent more likely to do so than a typical driver anywhere else in the U.S. Yes, DC drivers are the worst!

Nationwide, the average driver gets into wreck once a decade.

Baltimore is second on the national list which appears below:

Before you jump to the bad news let's have some good news first. The city with the safest drivers is Sioux Falls, SD and in larger metro areas, the safest cities include Tucson, Ariz., Milwaukee, Wis., and Kansas City, MO.

(With all of Washington DC's crashes, police now say they...


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jdjacob
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 5:49:33 AM

Not the worst traffic I have been in just the worst area for drivers.
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 9:04:47 AM

Very heavy traffic and not paying attention, this makes drivers in Washington DC the worst drivers in the US?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
RAE344
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:10:39 AM

The place was really bad twenty years ago and has just gotten worse.
mh44s
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:06:19 AM

Crowded roads cause accidents.
roundtrip100
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:04:54 AM

Just a bunch of self-centered nuts!!
minnesotagirl
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:04:51 AM

Not really surprising
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:02:41 AM

Based on traffic extremes and the overcrowded road conditions, Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA should consistently be near the top of the list year in and year out.
bpj13
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:01:31 AM

Ok
pachukdog1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:58:53 AM

Nice
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:58:49 AM

Don't see MN on the good guy list.
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:58:46 AM

driving dc ... not on my list of adventures
Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:58:41 AM

It is best to "Park and Ride" -- park your car and ride the Metro.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:57:51 AM

Live in the area. All true.
comprof
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:57:29 AM

OK
NDQ
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:57:00 AM

ok
us30ride
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:56:46 AM

Are you kidding me.....they are on US 30 between Plymouth and Fort Wayne...they don't know how to drive the speed limit....need more patrols!
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:56:07 AM

K
EdPG
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:54:35 AM

good to see Boston not on list
RamboOn66
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:54:04 AM

Ofcourse - try to do anything it DC and see how long it takes.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:52:45 AM

ok
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:52:26 AM

i'm sure there's enough stupidity to go around .
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:52:19 AM

Old news, but I still maintain that the worst drivers are on US27 between Lexington, Ky. and Nicholasville, Ky.
Jizme
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:50:45 AM

Old News
Rednix
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:50:42 AM

I'm not surprised.
gas4433
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:50:17 AM

Ok
dondee118
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:50:04 AM

That's because Washington DC has a higher ratio of egocentric millionaires than the rest of the nation.
JCUBE
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:47:58 AM

Congress' elite hogging the roads there too?
TxMtb
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:47:10 AM

Maybe it's related to all the hot air there is in Washington.
Wierbe
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:46:54 AM

I bet they didn't include my neighborhood study.
rcohan2
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:46:51 AM

ok
gabbygusIN
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:46:22 AM

Interesting article
chevellefan
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:45:42 AM

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icer06
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:45:33 AM

I believe it
grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:44:23 AM

of course!! politicians, lobbyists etc are the frequenters of their streets
bby
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:43:21 AM

Ok
Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:42:27 AM

Bad driveers ARE everywhere, so stay home, watch football.

Geaux Tigers!
bikerWI
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:42:08 AM

Ok.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:41:18 AM

Get some new "news".
LucsPapa
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:40:52 AM

Bad drivers are everywhere.
turbodog
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:38:32 AM

To be expected. Brain drain in effect.
Caduceus26
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:37:50 AM

Amen to the DC ranking. I am in the district regularly so I'm speaking from my own driving experience there.
bigsranch
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:36:29 AM

As I said before, c'mon Houston... this is a title we can WIN!!
calripken_8
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:36:11 AM

I agree with this one, I hate driving into DC, too many idiots, politicians notwithstanding.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:36:05 AM

Talking/texting on their cell phones and all those one way streets.
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:35:59 AM

Bad drivers are all over,be alert...
millerin
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:35:58 AM

hmm...
DarthDadJr
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:35:44 AM

Need a new article...
2khawk
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:35:23 AM

And I thought drivers were bad here.
TravelinMan52
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:32:51 AM

Probably all of them are politicians, or their staff...
HEBster
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:32:22 AM

I'll stick with the under 50k community
Chem60
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:31:32 AM

The traffic there is crazy! And I wasn't driving, just a white-knuckled passenger.
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