New study says D.C. is home to country’s worst drivers

September 1, 2011

Maggie Fazeli Fard points us to the seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report,” which says that drivers in the Washington region are the worst in the country.

Of course, drivers in this area might suffer because they have to drive in this area. A report earlier this year said Washington is the fourth-most congested area in the nation (only trailing Los Angeles, New York and Chicago). As Patricia Sullivan points out on the Buzz, we should get some credit for surviving the commute each day.

Drivers in D.C. average just under five years between accidents, according to Allstate. By comparison, some other cities around the District are better by comparison: Baltimore, Md., drivers average 5.3 years between accidents; Alexandria, Va., drivers average 6.4 years; and Arlington, Va., drivers average 6.8 years.

To see the report, head here.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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