The Department of Consumer Protection has published its ranking of the top five cities with the worst drivers, and Florida, oddly enough, is missing.
According to their website, the Department of Consumer Affairs looked at data from the US Department of Transportation, which included the number of fatal accidents, the number of deaths caused by poor driving, the number of deaths due to drunk driving, and the prevalence of speeding in fatal cases. accidents. They then used that data to calculate an “accident score” and rank the cities with the worst drivers.
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5. St. Louis, Missouri
Accident score 47.4
The fatal crash rate in St. Louis was well above the national average, with over a third of the fatal crashes involving speeding.
Their percentage of fatal crashes involving drivers with a positive blood alcohol content was 32.39%, the highest among the cities in the top five.
4. Macon, Georgia
Accident score 49.1
The number of fatal accidents caused by poor driving in Macon is about double the national average. The pedestrian death rate is four times the national average.
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
Accident score 50.8
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New Mexico has some of the most distracted drivers overall.
Albuquerque has a high rate of total fatal crashes, fatal crashes due to poor driving, pedestrian fatalities, and speeding accidents.
2. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Accident score 73.8
Baton Rouge holds the unfortunate title of the country with the highest fatal crash rate involving drunk drivers, at more than 10 per 100,000 people. This is more than double the national average.
And the title of America’s worst drivers goes to:
1. Memphis, Tennessee
Accident score 86.8
In 2021, bad drivers were responsible for 203 fatal crashes in Memphis, more than any other city.
According to the data, poor driving was responsible for 19,087 fatal crashes in the US, meaning that about 1% of all fatal car accidents caused by poor driving occurred in Memphis.
For a full Consumer Report breakdown of the top 5 cities with the worst drivers, as well as the cities with the safest drivers, click here.
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