The 15 most dangerous cities for drivers

Find out which are the most fender-bending towns, and what that means for car insurance rates.

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Sep 5, 2013 8:24AM
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Suit up and come to Atlanta. Cell phones, donuts, giant freight trucks, weary people, and an IQ in the low nineties makes it one scary-**** roadway.
Sep 4, 2013 7:58PM
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Why is it that Washington, D.C. ranks #1 on this list, but twelve of the lower ranked cities have higher insurance rates?
Sep 4, 2013 8:26PM
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East and west coast drivers suck according to this....better off living in the central US.

Sep 5, 2013 11:59AM
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DC's insurance costs do not jibe with the accident statistics. Is there another fed program that exempts them from reality?  We know they can't drive the country so I am not surprised that they can't drive a car.
Sep 14, 2013 7:02AM
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I have driven all over the country including many of the cities highlighted in this article. I'm stunned Atlanta (and it's surrounding areas) isn't listed at #1. First, I hate putting people into categories or grouping them by sex, skin color, income level, or religious preference. However, for this comment I will be doing just that. (#1 Complaint) In the greater Atlanta area it's common place to see African American women driving a few miles under the speed limit in the passing lane with a cell phone buried in their ear. They are totally oblivious to those behind, beside, or in front of them. (#2 Complaint) Next up come the men of a lower income status. First, Atlanta's highway and traffic systems currently operate at covered wagon status. This city is economically choking to death because of poor traffic planning and those responsible should be ashamed of themselves. Driving from point A to point B is next to impossible here because the city planners still think it's 1964. All of that said, it never fails that during rush hour there is always two or three less than highly intelligent Billie Bob hicks that decide to take their 1969 LTD out for a spin. Of course the car breaks down and everyone in Atlanta needs to slow down and look. Generally they (wearing a wife beater T-shirt of course) are standing outside the car scratching their nuts while their always pregnant spouse and 8 children wait patiently in the car. (#3 Complaint) I love older people. The truth is I am fast becoming one. I struggle everyday with the knowledge that not to far down the road someone may be taking my driving privileges away because I'm not able to drive from point A to point B safely. We had to do that to my dad and I know it hurt him greatly. Unfortunately, because taking someone's driving privileges away is such a big deal, we hesitate. We often wait far to long because we don't want to make a scene or hurt someone's feelings. Here in Atlanta it's commonplace to see an older man or women driving 40-MPH in a 55-MPH lane their laser like vision focused only on the road directly in front of them not even slightly aware of the many, many, many cars backing up behind them. (#4 Complaint) Oh hell I could go on forever. Atlanta is one of the worst areas in the country to drive in. PERIOD! The highway system is 50 years (not joking) behind the times and there are a lot of people that simply shouldn't be allowed to have a drivers license. It's sad because Georgia on the whole is a beautiful state and the people are mostly warm and friendly. If you can deal with the idiot few you will love it here. 
Sep 14, 2013 5:48AM
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In Philly and the surrounding areas there are lots of bogus, faked up accidents.  You have to be very careful not to be sucked into one.  I work in law and, even so, got sucked into a bogus accident.  The people in the other car were practically jumping up and down with joy as if they had won the lottery.
Sep 14, 2013 7:30AM
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Best ponzi scheme ever.  Invented by insurance companies to rip off the average motorist.
Sep 14, 2013 3:59AM
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WTF! Washington the highest crash rate with the lowest insurance premium.  I say lets all start playing bumper cars out there and get our rates dropped to nil....wtf!!!
Sep 14, 2013 7:03AM
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You want to see some real ****? Try driving in Bangkok.

Sep 14, 2013 7:42AM
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Dallas/Fort Worth should have been in there.  Seriously!
Sep 5, 2013 9:17AM
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Too bad that picture is of Jersey City and not Paterson.

 

Sep 5, 2013 1:08AM
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Very suprised that Las Vegas Wasn't in there.
Sep 14, 2013 4:52AM
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Thanks for showing San Francisco, just lots of morons out there!
Sep 14, 2013 11:12AM
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I'm pretty sure you pay for bad drivers in EVERY city.
Sep 5, 2013 1:47AM
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Only 3 cities on the west coast and all of them are in California. Imagine that..
Sep 5, 2013 11:40AM
Sep 4, 2013 9:02PM
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I guess all the limos and motorcades make everyone else pay in more than 1 way
Sep 14, 2013 9:25AM
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PHOENIX!  OMG, add Phoenix!  Home of the transplanted blue-hairs who drive 20 mph under the speed limit - even if the limit is 25 mph!
Sep 14, 2013 4:26AM
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Coastal fog/freezes coupled with Everyone living too far from their employment leads to higher insurance costs and higher toxic emissions for all of us. Insurers aren't complaining. Maybe WE should.
Sep 14, 2013 7:03AM
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Has any one noticed that these city's also have the highest number of liberal democrats... Just sayin 
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