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Chicago 176th Safest Driving City

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 1, 2008 7:24PM

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The average Chicago driver is in an accident every 7.6 years according to a new study from Allstate, which makes us the 176th safest. Out of 193. We're not the worst! We're not the worst! The safest "city" is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where drivers are in accidents once every 14.6 years; the most dangerous driving is in DC, where drivers are in accidents every 5.4 years. Hilariously for anyone who's spent any time around New England, Massachusetts drivers were not evaluated in the study.

For cities with populations over 1 million, Chicago is still towards the bottom of the list, out-safing only Los Angeles (7.1 years) and Philadelphia (6.6 years). Drivers in Phoenix, San Diego, New York, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas are all in accidents less frequently than we are. [AP]