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By Alicia Dorr in News on May 30, 2006 9:44PM

Call us fickle, but we’re never satisfied on the road in Chicago. When we’re the ped or biking it, we hate the drivers. When we’re in a car, we irritated by anything that gets in our way.

For now, though, it seems it’s the latter that is the bad guy. We heard on “Whad’ya Know” that Sioux Falls, South Dakota is the best city to drive in the nation, according to an Allstate Insurance survey. We even heard that the Midwest rules the top 10 of the list of 200 best cities. We didn’t hear the part, though, that Chicago ranks 178th.

For anyone who has seen Chicago traffic … or even one car on the road, really, this isn’t really a surprise. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little bothered by it. The survey was based on each city’s average number of bad driver.jpgaccidents when compared to the national average. Sioux Falls averages one accident every 14 years. The national rate is one in every 10. These are big cities. Needless to say, there’s a couple more in Chicago. Hang on; we think we just heard one outside.

Bad jokes aside, we figure that, with the United States being an urban nation and all, we’re not doing so badly – since we’re one of the largest of all of them. Besides, this list is better for making fun of New Jersey anyway. Seriously, look! Newark, Jersey City, Paterson? Ha-ha, NJ! We don’t have as many accidents as yooo-ouu!

That was pretty dorky, huh. Sorry.