Today in the United States, there are over 230 million registered drivers. With more cars and drivers hitting the roads each day comes a greater chance of accidents. While some cities have higher incident rates than others, this correlates to certain variables such as population density (urban areas have more vehicles on the road in smaller proximity) and the distance commuters have to drive to get to their jobs. The smaller the city is, and the greater the population, the higher the chances are of getting into a collision.
Although there are public transportation systems in large cities, there are still a vast number of commuters who drive their own vehicles or use cabs. In this article, we will discuss the worst drivers by city, based on the percentage of drivers involved in at-fault driving incidents. This term is used to describe an accident that has been caused by a driver. At-fault crashes happen as a result of an action the driver took or failed to take. Below, we outline and explain the top 5 cities with the worst drivers.
DID YOU KNOW: A driver can still be deemed the responsible party or held at fault even if the police or the insurance company apportions 51% of the blame to one party and 49% to the other party involved.
At the top of the list is Greer, located in the foothills of South Carolina. The percentage of at-fault incidents in Greer, SC stands at 33.6%. In fact, drivers in Greer are 102% more likely to receive a speeding ticket than the average driver in the U.S. Drivers in Greer, South Carolina are also 63% more likely to get into an at-fault collision.
The capital city of Delaware is home to the second-worst drivers in the United States. The percentage of at-fault incidents in the city of Dover is 29.9%. Research shows drivers in Dover, Delaware are 91% more likely to receive a speeding ticket than the average U.S driver. They are also 3% more likely to get into an at-fault accident.
Home to the third worst drivers in the United States is Omaha, Nebraska. The recorded percentage of at-fault incidents is 29.5%, not far behind Dover. Drivers in Omaha, Nebraska are 60% more likely to receive a speeding ticket than the average driver. When driving in Omaha, drivers are 36% more likely to get into an at-fault crash.
The city with the fourth-worst drivers is Spokane, a city in Eastern Washington State. Research indicates the percentage of at-fault incidents in Spokane is 29.0%. In comparison with the average U.S. driver, people in Spokane, Washington are 65% more likely to receive a speeding ticket and 21% more likely to get into an at-fault accident.
West Jordan, a city in Salt Lake County, Utah is home to the fifth-worst drivers in the United States. The percentage of at-fault incidents in West Jordan is 28.9%. Drivers in West Jordan are 71% more likely to receive a speeding ticket. People in West Jordan, Utah are also 41% more likely to get into an at-fault accident.
When looking for car insurance it can help to know which cities have the highest at-fault incident percentages. For example, if you live in Greer, it should not be a surprise that your car insurance is higher than other areas of the United States. Insurance companies look closely at factors such as at-fault incidents. Furthermore, if you are planning a road trip, be sure to remember the above-mentioned cities. Keep your eyes open and both hands on the wheel to avoid becoming a statistic.
Additional Reading: The Best and Worst Drivers By City By QuoteWizard (Omaha has the top spot on their list of worst drivers.)
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