Where are the Best and Worst Drivers in America?

Allstate just released its annual list of the cities with the best and worst drivers.

Fort Collins, Colorado – you’ve earned your bragging rights. Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts – not so much. Allstate recently released its annual America’s Best Drivers Report, identifying the cities where you’re most and least likely to get in a fender-bender or cuss out a stranger in the next car on your way to work.

Here’s how the rankings stand for 2014:

Best Drivers in America

  1. Fort Collins, CO
  2. Brownsville, TX
  3. Boise, ID
  4. Kansas City, KS
  5. Huntsville, AL
  6. Montgomery, AL
  7. Visalia, CA
  8. Laredo, TX
  9. Madison, WI
  10. Olathe, KS

Worst Drivers in America

  1. Worcester, MA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Springfield, MA
  5. Providence, RI
  6. Baltimore, MD
  7. Glendale, CA
  8. Alexandria, VA
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. New Haven, CT

The annual report analyzes the nation’s 200 largest cities, raking them primarily according to the frequency of property damage collision claims filed with Allstate, the third largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the US. It also takes into account probability of accidents based on population density and precipitation rates.

This is the second consecutive year that Worcester has held the dubious distinction of the most dangerous place to drive in the country. There, drivers are 134.8 percent more likely than the national average to crash. The city runs neck-and-neck with Boston, where bad drivers are get slammed with the nickname “Mass-holes.” By comparison, New York City is just 28.8 percent more likely to crash, despite its perhaps media-driven reputation for screaming cabbies and incessant horn blowing. Meanwhile, drivers in Fort Collins, CO apparently drive like they’re on a leisurely Sunday morning stroll. Their accident likelihood is -29.6 percent.

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