Ever feel like Washington, D.C., drivers are awful? Well, now there's a study proving that D.C. drivers are some of the worst in the country!
Washington, D.C., is known for a lot of things. Politics, humidity, traffic. When I first moved to D.C. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic. What was less pleasant was all of the bad drivers throughout the city. Everywhere I went, people were stopping right in the middle of the road instead of pulling into a parking spot, honking their horn the very second a traffic light turned green, and failing to properly stop for stop signs.
Allstate recently ranked drivers in the nation's 200 largest cities in their "Best Drivers Report," which looked at the average years between claims, relative claim likelihood, and 2018 Drivewise hard-braking events per 1,000 miles -- among other factors.
Courtesy of Allstate
Out of the top 200 cities, Washington, D.C., ranked in No. 198, followed by Boston, Massachusetts, and Baltimore, Maryland in dead last. Coming in first was Brownsville, Texas, followed by Kansas City, Kansas; Boise, Idaho; and Huntsville, Alabama.
With an average number of 3.9 years between claims, D.C. drivers are 156 percent more likely to file a claim than the national average. Not only did Washington, D.C., drivers rank badly this year, but they ranked a spot worse than they did last year.
So, get out on the road and drive carefully!
What do you think? Are D.C. drivers the worst? What's your biggest driving pet peeve? Let us know in the comments below!