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I remember being sixteen and being impatient about getting my license. I couldn’t wait till I could drive. To me, driving was the ultimate form of freedom. And once I did get my license, in many ways it was. Being able to hop in your car and go somewhere whenever you wanted, was a pretty great feeling. However, as I quickly learned, the freedom of the open road does come with a few drawbacks – mainly other drivers. Besides the throngs of rush-hour traffic, driving can sometimes mean encountering not-so-great drivers. The road rage-a-holics, the slowpokes who drive under the speed limit, the absent-minded ones who are paying attention to everything except the road…the list can go on.

While you may encounter many different types of drivers in your town or city, how do they measure up to the nation’s average? In other words, which cities have the best drivers and which have the worst? Every year, Allstate releases a report which measures road safety amongst 200 of the biggest cities in the US in order to determine which location has the best quality of drivers, depending on what the average accident rate is.

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Based on the data, it seems that Baltimore, Maryland, took the lowest score out of the 200 cities. According to the report, Baltimore drivers will average about 4.19 years between car accidents. Yikes. For context, the average lapse between car accidents in the overall population is 10.57 years. Rounding out the bottom five cities are Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; Worcester, Massachusetts; and Glendale, California.

The 20 cities with the country’s worst drivers are listed below:

Baltimore, MD
Washington, D.C.
Boston, MA
Worcester, MA
Glendale, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Springfield, MA
Providence, RI
Alexandria, VA
Oakland, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Baton Rouge, LA
Pasadena, CA
Hayward, CA
Garden Grove, CA
Fullerton, CA
Bridgeport, CT
Sunrise Manor, NC
Portland, OR

For an in-depth look at the worst drivers by state click here to look at the list.

What do you think of the 20 cities with the worst drivers? Do you agree with the results? Let us know!