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Study reveals the most dangerous cities for drivers

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

It has long been speculated that certain cities are more dangerous to travel in than others. However, a recent report from Allstate specifically shows which cities are the most dangerous for drivers. While no New Jersey cities landed on the dreaded worst 15 list, none made the list of the 15 safest either.

California tops the list of states with the riskiest cities to drive in. Of the worst 15 cities, six of them are located in the Golden State. They include Glendale, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Pasadena and Hayward. Overall, Baltimore was listed as the most dangerous city for motorists. This was followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.

Texas leads the nation when it comes to having the highest number of ‘safe” cities for drivers. In fact, Brownsville, Texas, topped the list. Residents there go an average of 14.95 years between getting in motor vehicle accidents. Other Texas cities in the top 15 include Laredo and McAllen. Coming in at No. 2 on the list was Boise, Idaho.

While no New Jersey cities were on the safest or most dangerous lists, that doesn’t mean motor vehicle accidents are not a problem here in the Garden State. Of the 200 most populated cities in the U.S., Patterson, N.J. was listed as the 147th safest. Newark wasn’t far behind at No. 143.

Someone who has been hurt in an automobile accident may wish to speak with an attorney who is familiar with personal injury law. If a negligent driver caused the accident, the victim could be entitled to compensation for damages.