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30 American Cities with the Worst Drivers

Long Beach, CA

Long Beach has not done great in past years, and it continued its downward spiral this year. On average, residents go 7.3 years without an accident. That's three years below the national average. 

Dallas, TX

The Texas metropolis of Dallas can be hard to navigate, and things only get worse when you add bad drivers into the mix. Residents here only manage an average of 7.2 years between collisions. 

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati is known for a lot of things, and now it's time to add bad drivers to the list. The average time between collisions is over 30% lower than the national average. 

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana dropped a staggering 13 spots on the list this year. On average, they go 7.2 years without a wreck. 

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Garland, TX

Texas is home to some of the best drivers as well as the worst. Unfortunately for Garland, they fall in the latter category. On average, Garland residents go 7.1 years without an accident. 

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Anaheim, CA

Anaheim is home to Disneyland, so it's no surprise that it's also home to some serious traffic nightmares. Their average time between accidents is 32% lower than the national average. 

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New Orleans, LA

When there aren't Dixieland jazz bands marching down the streets of New Orleans, they're filled with bad drivers. The city has an average of 7.1 years between accidents. 

Atlanta, GA

Anyone who has driven in Atlanta should be surprised the city isn't at the very rock bottom of this list. Drivers there clearly have no concern for their own lives, much less the lives of others! Residents go an average of 7.1 years without a collision here. 

Torrance, CA

If you want to enjoy the beaches at Torrance, you're going to have to make the drive, and it will almost certainly involve bad drivers. On average, the city goes 7.1 years without a collision. 

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Irving, TX

Irving is near Dallas, so it's no surprise they made the list. The average time between accidents here is a low (but round) seven years. 

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Portland, OR

This Pacific northwest town is beautiful and interesting, if you can manage to avoid all the bad drivers. Their average time between wrecks is 33% lower than the national average. 

Sunrise Manor, NV

Sunrise Manor is an unincorporated town just outside Las Vegas. But it's unincorporated status didn't keep it off this list! Residents here go an average of 6.9 years between collisions. 

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Bridgeport, CT

Connecticut isn't just full of straight-laced Puritans anymore--there are plenty of terrible drivers in the mix now, too. Their average time between wrecks is almost 35% lower than the national average. 

Fullerton, CA

Fullerton has improved its rankings since last year, but they're still near the bottom in terms of drivers. In the city, they go about 6.9 years between accidents. 

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Garden Grove, CA

We don't know what it is that draws bad drivers to California, but they sure are flocking to Garden Grove. Their average time between collisions is 3.67 years lower than the national average. 

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Hayward, CA

Hayward continues the trend of California towns, with a disappointing average of 6.8 years between collisions. 

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena is a great place to experience art deco architecture, assuming you survive the traffic. Here, residents go an average of 6.8 years between accidents. 

Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge might need to take a driver's ed course. Their time between wrecks is 35% shorter than the national average. 

San Francisco, CA

We're not sure why anyone would willingly live in San Francisco. There are so many reasons to stay away, including bad drivers. They go an average of 6.8 years between collisions, which is one of the lower figures in the country. 

Philadelphia, PA

It's time to change Philadelphia from "The City of Brotherly Love" to "The City of Bad Drivers." On average, residents go a measly 6.3 years between auto incidents. 

Oakland, CA

Poor Oakland can't catch a break. The time between collisions here is 40% lower than the national average. 

Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is just close enough to our nation's capital to make driving a nightmare. Prepare for more-frequent-than-usual-wrecks there--their average is 6.2 years between collisions for residents. 

Providence, RI

Rhode Island may be tiny, but the bad drivers in Providence are massive. Their average time between collisions is almost 4 and a half years smaller than the national average! 

Springfield, MA

Springfield is wading into uncharted territory on this list. They're the first to have a below-six year average. Residents there have collisions every 5.8 years. 

Los Angeles, CA

Exactly zero people are surprised that Los Angeles made this list. It was inevitable. The average time between collisions here is 45% shorter than the national average. 

Glendale, CA

Continuing the California trend, Glendale residents only have a measly 5.3 years between accidents, on average. 

Worcester, MA

What's going on in Worcester? Not a lot of good driving, apparently. The average time between collisions here is over 50% lower than the national average! 

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Boston, MA

You won't see a lot of smiles in Boston, but you'll see plenty of car wrecks. Residents here go an average of 4.9 years between collisions. 

Washington, DC

Gridlock is everywhere in our nations capital, including the streets! Residents here go an average of 4.4 years between wrecks. 

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore gets a bad rap, sometimes undeservingly. But when it comes to bad drivers, it's all true. Residents here go an average of 4.2 years between accidents, which is a full 60% shorter than the national average.