WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – It’s something most people in the Washington area can agree on:  Drivers in D.C. are the worst.

That’s why it should come as no surprise that for the third year in a row, Allstate ranks D.C. drivers No. 1 on the list of the 25 worst driving cities in the country, with Baltimore a close second, and Alexandria and Arlington 7th and 12th respectively.

Allstate’s full list of 25 cities also includes the percentage a driver in each city is likely to be involved in a car accident, as it relates to the national average. D.C. drivers are 112 percent more likely to get in an accident on any given day than the rest of the country.

See for yourself:

1. Washington, DC:  112.1% *greater than average accident frequency
2. Baltimore 87.9%
3. Providence, Rhode Island 80.9%
4. Hialeah, FL 77.6%
5. Glendale, CA 77.5%
6. Philadelphia 64.1%
7. Alexandria, VA 62.6%
8. Newark, NJ 59.4%
9. Miami 58.4 %
10. San Francisco 54.6%
11. Jersey City, NJ 53.9%
12. Arlington 53%

A representative of AAA says the problem lays in the driving culture in this town, which makes everyone a bad driver. The rep says drivers in the city just need to slow down. One helpful tip? Plan traffic time into your schedule so you don’t feel in a rush every time you hit the road.


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