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D.C. Drivers Get in More Accidents Than Drivers in Any Other Large City

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File photo of the intersection at Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of the intersection at Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — D.C. drivers are about 109 percent more likely to get into an auto collision than drivers in the country’s other largest cities.

On average, motorists in the District get into an accident once every 4.8 years, compared with the national average of once every 10 years, according to a recent Allstate Insurance study.

Allstate annually ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. This is the sixth year in a row that D.C. has ranked last on the list.

Nearby cities of Arlington, Alexandria and Baltimore didn’t do much better. All three ranked in the bottom 10 along with the District.

Arlington, Alexandria and Baltimore drivers are, respectively, 50 percent, 62 percent and 86 percent more likely to get into accidents than the average U.S. driver.

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