Philadelphia Drivers Rank Poorly When It Comes To Safety

August 30, 2012

If you live in Philadelphia and haven’t been in a car accident in more than six years, new research says that you may be due to have one.

According to an article published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, drivers in the city of brotherly love rank among the nation’s worst motorists. The conclusion was drawn by looking at a number of factors, including crash rates from across the nation. The study found that, by far, Philadelphia had the highest rate of accidents of all cities with more than 1 million residents and the 10th worst numbers in the nation overall.

Researchers found that citizens are in a Philadelphia auto accident every six and a half years, which is more than twice as many as the nation’s safest drivers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who have an accident on average every 13.8 years. This puts Philadelphia drivers at a roughly 65 percent higher chance of having a serious auto accident that other drivers from around the nation, who had an average time between automobile accidents of around 10 years.

The only towns that ranked worse than Philly were Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.

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