To the extent possible, stay calm following your accident. Take a deep breath, check for injuries, and call an ambulance. Even if you think you are “fine,” it is a good idea to either let the ambulance transport you to the hospital or to immediately go see your physician. Accidents cause your body to be flooded with adrenaline, which can mask pain, yet once the adrenaline wears off, you may realize you were injured and you are not fine. The average driver will experience a collision every 10 years according to Allstate. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Each year, Allstate’s annual America’s Best Drivers Report ranks the 200 largest U.S. cities and their surrounding suburban metropolitan areas by the safest and least safe drivers.

Researchers compile the list based on collision frequency. The annual report aims to provoke a conversation about safe driving, and celebrate the cities that are the safest.

The average driver in America will experience a collision approximately once every 10 years, according to Allstate claims data, and researchers note that 94% of collisions are caused by preventable human factors.

Check out this year’s top 15 U.S. cities with the worst drivers in the slideshow below.

10. Georgia — 2.25 deaths per 100,000 residents.
187. Bridgeport, Connecticut.
188. Fullerton, California.
189. Oakland, California.
190. Portland, Oregon.


3. Pennsylvania — 22,100 (11% increase from 2017 to 2018)
192. Alexandria, Virginia.
4. Rhode Island | Average cost of car insurance: $1,827
194. Los Angeles, California.
195. Springfield, Massachusetts.


196. Glendale, California.
197. Worcester, Massachusetts.
198. Washington, D.C.
199. Boston, Massachusetts.
200. Baltimore, Maryland.


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