Cars driving on a busy freeway in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Drivers Not the Worst, Report Finds

Drivers in the greater Washington D.C. area ranked worst in the nation according to a new report from a major auto insurer.

Allstate’s “America’s Best Drivers Report” found drivers in Baltimore and the District of Columbia are the most likely to experience a vehicle collision when compared to the national average.

In Southern California, drivers in Glendale and Los Angeles were fifth and sixth most likely to get into an accident, respectively.  Travelers averaged 5.3 years between accident claims in Glendale and 5.8 years between claims in LA.

In Northern California, Oakland drivers ranked tenth worst, and San Francisco drivers ranked 12th worst.

Additionally, Allstate named the most “risky roads” for the 15 cities ranked at the bottom. In California, the 405 Freeway, CA Hwy 134 in Glendale, the 210 in Pasadena, U.S. Hwy 101 in San Francisco, and Interstate 880 in the East Bay were roads where crashes are most common.

The annual report looks at insurance claims and “hard-braking data” from drivers voluntarily enrolled in an Allstate program across America’s 200 most populous cities.

The best drivers in the nation live in Brownsville, Texas, according to the report. Boise, Idaho and Huntsville, Alabama round out the top three safest driving cities.

Allstate accounts for about 10 percent of the auto insurance market.