The city with the worst drivers is . . .
Slate develops a list after looking at research reports and accident data. The result probably won't surprise you.
Using research reports from Allstate (ALL) and other sources, as well as automobile fatality data and pedestrian accident figures, Slate names Miami as the city with the worst drivers in America.
It wasn't even close, Brian Palmer writes. Miami comes in first in automotive fatalities and pedestrian strikes. And when it comes to "obscenity-laced tirades of their fellow drivers," Miami is tops again.
Palmer doesn't mention the age of drivers in Miami, but surely that must be a factor. Florida leads the country in the number of older drivers and also leads the country in the number of fatal car accidents involving drivers older than 75, according to AARP. A 1997 study said that older people make up 9% of the U.S. population but were responsible for 17% of all pedestrian deaths, according to Smart Motorist.
Florida has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country, The Tampa Bay Times reports. One of the largest insurers there, State Farm, raised its average auto rates four times between 2009 and 2011.
A State Farm spokesman told the newspaper the rate increase was due to skyrocketing personal injury claims related to auto accidents in the state.
Two other Florida cities also appear on Slate's list. Hialeah ranks No. 3 and Tampa comes in at No. 4, Palmer writes.
Rounding out the top five are Philadelphia at No. 2 and Baltimore at No. 5.
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Americans drive like crap anyways. How many of you have ever given someone the middle finger when a driver behind you flashes his lights to let you know he would like to pass??? Do you think that just because you are driving near the posted speed limit you own the left lane. Are any of you aware that the left lane is for overtaking the slower moving traffic. Have you ever seen a sign that says "Slower Traffic Keep Right" or the other one that says "Keep Right Except to Pass".
What about turn signals, do your cars have them?? Did your car come with an instruction manual to show you how to use them?? Can you read??
Arrogant, ignorant, and just disrepectful.
They got it right. I agree 110% about Miami.
Now, I ain't no shrinking violet when it comes to driving. After all, I lived and drove in Atlanta for 20 years.
But I live in SW Florida now and I've driven in Miami twice.....and NEVER again.
Talk about a white-knuckle ride. UNBELIEVABLE !!!!
I vote for Jacksonville, Fl.
Red light running abounds, following to close, driving way to fast or to slow, cell phone use and texting.
Never a signal for lane changing let alone a right or left turn. they do however know how to use the famous finger signal. It seems the worst drivers for speeding,lane changing, following to close are young females driving like the think they are Dario F. Danika Patrick. They usually are behind the wheel of a auto that is not capable of handling the maneuvers they are trying and they drive it like it's a Porsche. Idiots!! The best ever was a driver with the sunroof open drying her fingernails and steering with her knees.
OH!,, No one ever recognizes a pedestrian crosswalk.
Statistically, Miami might be on the top of the list but I dare you to drive in Denver and the immediate surrounding area. Drivers will cross three lanes to make a turn they should got over for two blocks before. They never signal for turns or lane changes, and they pass and change lanes in intersections. And those are just a few ways in which they endanger the lives of others on the road. The bad thing is, there is no action by the police to enforce the laws.
YOUR ARTICLE ABOUT THE ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS GETTING NO PAY DOESN'T HAVE A COMMENT SECTION!!!!
COULD IT BE YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT????!!!!!!!
NOTHING LIKE SILENCING THE OPPOSITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "LEAN FORWARD" AND DON'T FORGET TO GRAB YOUR ANKLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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