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DC & Baltimore Drivers Are Most Accident Prone - September 4, 2010, 09:19 AM

What's between DC and Baltimore?

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Washington Leads U.S. Cities in Auto Accidents, Allstate Says - Bloomberg


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Washington had the most accident- prone drivers of any U.S. city for the third straight year, according to Allstate Corp., the biggest publicly traded U.S. auto insurer.
Washington’s drivers get in a collision every 5.1 years, meaning that they have a 96 percent higher chance of being in an accident than the average American driver, Allstate said today in a statement. Baltimore was second, with crashes every 5.6 years, or 79 percent higher than the national average. New York, the most populous U.S. city, ranked 159th, with drivers crashing about every eight years.
“It’s the way the city’s laid out, the way the traffic’s set up,” said Jim Harris, general manager of AYT Auto Services in Washington. “It’s pretty harrowing. There’s quite a bit of body business. Especially with any kind of inclement weather, it overloads us.”
Allstate’s annual survey analyzed company claims data for 2007 and 2008 to determine the likelihood of crashes in America’s 200 largest cities. U.S. motorists, who curtailed driving in 2008 amid higher gas costs and a recession, have returned to the road. Car travel rose 1.3 percent in June compared with a year earlier, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
The District Department of Transportation promotes “strict enforcement of distracted-driving regulations,” said John Lisle, a spokesman for the Washington organization. The group is “an advocate for safe roadway practices.”
Allstate’s auto policies make up 11 percent of the U.S. market, according to the statement. The study excluded cities in Massachusetts, where the insurer didn’t sell car coverage in 2007 and 2008.
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“The intent of the report is to facilitate a national discussion on safe driving,” said Kate Hollcraft, a spokeswoman for Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate. The national average for the period between collisions has been about 10 years for the six years the company has conducted the study, she said.
Phoenix and San Diego fared the best out of the cities with a population more than 1 million. Fort Collins, Colorado, ranked first overall, with drivers having an average of 14.5 years between collisions.
Allstate slipped 5 cents to $28.62 at 4 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading and has dropped 4.7 percent this year.

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this report is skewed. In new york no one can afford full coverage. a lot of them only carry liability. If something happens, a lot of them take care of it outside of insurance, cause they "got a guy who can take care of this".

but for the most part i agree, drivers here are worse then a lot of other places


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this report is skewed. In new york no one can afford full coverage. a lot of them only carry liability. If something happens, a lot of them take care of it outside of insurance, cause they "got a guy who can take care of this".

but for the most part i agree, drivers here are worse then a lot of other places
As a New Yorker, I can co-sign this.
My first car (1994) was a 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix. It cost me $600. I only could afford state minimum liability - and that cost me $1,200/yr! My insurance policy cost more than the f*cking car. I told my parents I might as well put wheels on the policy and drive that around.

Had I wanted full coverage, the broker told me policy with a $1,000 deductible was $3,500/yr.

So yeah - you'd be surprised how many people are driving with only liability - or none at all.



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You have to be a millionaire to own a car in NY.Parking alone is on par with a rent payment.


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You have to be a millionaire to own a car in NY.Parking alone is on par with a rent payment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/12/us/12parking.html

For Parking Space, the Price Is Right at $225,000

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Cynthia Habberstad, with her children, Andrew, Brielle and Brooke, said she regretted not buying a parking spot for $165,000 with the apartment she bought on West 28th Street. The spaces are now all taken.


In Houston, $225,000 will buy a three-bedroom house with a game room, den, in-ground pool and hot tub. In Manhattan, it will buy a parking space. No windows, no view. No walls.



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i feel like the drivers down here in TN are much better than the drivers in the DMV, despite what everyone was telling me before moving down here. They dont seem to mind when i pass on the bike while carving the mountains...
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dc is like the fuucking capital of haters trying to run you down for not being stuck in a slow ass shitty car. thats when I throw shit through their windshields or mace them. fuckin hate dc people.

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