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D.C. drivers once again ranked among the least safe in the country, according to Allstate Insurance's 2011 Best Drivers report.
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D.C. drivers once again ranked among the least safe in the country, according to Allstate Insurance's 2011 Best Drivers report.

The insurer Allstate has released its annual ranking of the regions with the country's least safe drivers and once again, the D.C. metro area didn't fare too well.

For the third year in a row, D.C. drivers have ranked among the worst in the nation when it comes to avoiding accidents, according to the Allstate's annual "America's Best Drivers Report."

The rankings are based on data the company compiles and then crunches to determine the likelihood of accidents in the country's 200 largest cities. D.C. ranked 197th in the list of cities with the best drivers.

That means that D.C. drivers are likely to get into an accident once every 4.8 years.

The report says human behavior is the biggest contributor to traffic accidents and offers the following tips:

  • Minimize distractions
  • Be aware of road conditions
  • Leave a safe distance between your car and other cars
  • Steer clear of road rage
  • Maintenance of your vehicle does matter
  • Other cities joining D.C. at the bottom were Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Newark. One city in the D.C. region ranked high in the safety category; Alexandria, Va. is number three in the best drivers ranking.

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