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Glendale Is A Particularly Risky Place to Drive

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Based on collision claims from Allstate policy holders, Allstate (which insures about one out of every 10 insured drivers) has put Glendale in the top three riskiest cities in the country for drivers, reports the Glendale-News Press, an award that has officials in the city sounding a tad defensive. Via the paper: "While acknowledging Glendale’s traffic-safety issues, city officials said the report should be taken with a grain of salt considering the city contends with thousands of out-of-town visitors each day who don’t receive the current public safety messages. The number of traffic citations and direct enforcement operations have also increased significantly, they said." This is the second year in a row that Glendale has landed in the top three. The paper notes that there were 2,550 collisions in Glendale (a figure that includes injury and property damage accidents), down from 3,078 in 2005. Meanwhile, Washington, DC came in first in terms of accidents. Crash image via Sucks to Be You/Glendale image via Wikipedia

Via Fox News:

Safest Driving Top 10

1. Sioux Falls, SD
2. Fort Collins, CO
3. Chattanooga, TN
4. Cedar Rapids, IA
5. Knoxville, TN
6. Fort Wayne, IN
7. Lexington-Fayette, KY
8. Eugene, OR
9. Boise, ID
10. Colorado Springs, CO

Riskiest Driving Cities Top 10

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Baltimore, MD
3. Glendale, CA
4. Hartford, CT
5. Newark, NJ
6. Philadelphia, PA
7. Elizabeth, NJ
8. Providence, RI
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Los Angeles, CA

· Washington, DC Tops List of Riskiest Driving Cities [GNP]