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Posted on October 1, 2013 by

Annual Survey: St. Louis Drivers Far from Best but Not Worst

Out of 194 cities rated, St. Louis ranked in middle of the pack, coming in at 83 on the Allstate Insurance annual America’s Best Drivers Report. First issued nine years ago, the annual report ranks the nation’s 200 largest cities (population over 50,000) for driver safety. Of the three Missouri cities ranked, St. Louis came in last; Kansas City ranked 13 and Springfield 26.

What does the ranking mean?

  • St. Louis drivers are 5% more likely than the average U.S. driver to have an accident.
  • St. Louis drivers can expect to have an auto accident every 9.5 years, slightly more frequently than the 10-year national average.

For the third time in nine years, Fort Collins, Colorado was named the city with America’s best drivers. Fort Collins drivers are 28% less likely to have a collision and average 14 years between auto accidents.

The 5 cities with the best drivers:

  1. Fort Collins CO
  2. Boise ID
  3. Sioux Falls SD
  4. Brownsville TX
  5. Madison WI

Coming in at the bottom of the list was Washington D.C., repeating as the city with the nation’s worst drivers. In fact all of the bottom 5 cities were repeats from last year.

The 5 cities with the worst drivers:

  1. Washington DC
  2. Baltimore MD
  3. Providence RI
  4. Hialeah FL
  5. Glendale CA

If you or a loved one is injured in a St. Louis auto accident, contact the expert St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman. See why our clients give us top ratings.