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Who Ranks Best Behind The Wheel? Allstate Best Drivers Report Reveals Cities with Safest Drivers
Allstate (Business Wire via Google News) ^ | June 07, 2005

Posted on 06/07/2005 10:01:56 AM PDT by newgeezer

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To: sticker
Nashville, 23??????????? No way, I had two vehicles totaled in two years.

For everyone in Nashville with a story like yours there are n drivers who'll say Nashville is a safe place to drive. It averages out. It's not in the actuaries' best interest to underestimate the likelihood of an accident. ;)

51 posted on 06/07/2005 11:02:44 AM PDT by newgeezer (Drivers wanted. Automatics are for weenies.)
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"Drivers across Iowa, Tennessee and Colorado shine as the nation's safest, as two cities from each state rank among the top 10 with the safest drivers, according to the report."

I wonder why they ignored the fact that Alabama has two cities in the to ten too? (Birmingham & Huntsville)

52 posted on 06/07/2005 11:07:48 AM PDT by blam
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To: RebelBanker

3 of top 4 in DC metro area.
Why? Drivers from all over the nation, all with different driving customs, meeting in bad weather on choked-up roads typical of the northeast.
When it snows in DC, the Michigan-, New York- and Massachusetts- born drivers are doing 95 MPH while the Texas- and Florida- born drivers are doing 15 MPH on the same supercongested highways, as they weave across 8 lanes of traffic to move from the left-side entrance ramp to the right-side exit ramp.
For instance, on the beltway, you have to merge left six times just to stay on the damned highway.


53 posted on 06/07/2005 11:09:53 AM PDT by dangus
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To: newgeezer

xactly. Nothin' there, particularly......


54 posted on 06/07/2005 11:10:26 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Guns kill and cause crime? Dang, mine must be malfunctioning....)
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To: blam

It's hard to wreck your car when there's no-one to crash into. Comparing a congestion-choked, 12-lane, snow-clogged megahighway with anything in Huntsville is just plain silly.
And, yes, I know there are interstates in Huntsville, but it just ain't the same thing.


55 posted on 06/07/2005 11:12:01 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Hi Heels

LOL. I don't live in Phoenix (although I once did) or in Philadelphia, so I don't care who wins.


56 posted on 06/07/2005 12:06:07 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: newgeezer

bttt


57 posted on 06/07/2005 12:08:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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John Prine -- The Accident (Things Could be worse)

Last night I saw an accident
on the corner of Third and Green
two cars collided and I got excited
just being part of that scene

It was Mrs. Tom Walker and her beautiful daughter
Pamela, was driving the car
they got hit by a man in a light blue sedan
who had obviously been to a bar.

****

It was a four way dilemma
we all arrived the same time
I yielded to the man to the right of me
and he yielded it right back to mine
well, the yield went around and around and around
till Pamela finally tried
just then the man in the light blue sedan
hit Pamela's passenger side.

****

Pamela hit her head on the mirror
Mrs. Walker got a bump on the knee
the man hit himself in the face and said
"Why does this happen to me?"
the neighbors came out
and they gathered about
saying "Hey! who hit who anyway?"
and the police arrived at a quarter to five
and pronounced all the victims "Okay".


58 posted on 06/07/2005 12:18:25 PM PDT by atlaw
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"...Jacksonville, FL. Some of the craziest driving I've ever seen occurred there."
Well, I'd say the same about Boston MA. There was a sign on NH border: "NH welcomes you. Please drive safely" - with someone spray-painting on it: "you are no longer in Boston".
59 posted on 06/07/2005 2:48:21 PM PDT by GSlob
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I'm surprised San Antonio is that safe. You routinely have to wait 5-10 seconds after your light turns green so that all the red-light-runners get through. I've never seen drivers as bad as San Antonio, and I've driven in Michigan, NC, DC, all around...


60 posted on 06/07/2005 3:29:42 PM PDT by MikeD (What if the family turned to Jesus/Stopped asking Oprah what to do)
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Translation: Boston is so bad, Allstate refuses to sell insurance there. ;^)

More likely the Kennedyites and Frankfurters have enacted regulations so choking it's not worth the effort to sell there.

61 posted on 06/07/2005 3:41:36 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: newgeezer

I just heard about that from Mrs BW and the future SIL.


62 posted on 06/09/2005 5:10:18 AM PDT by biblewonk (Yes I think I am a bible worshipper.)
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To: JustRight

"'From the complete report, the Hall of Shame - the 10 Worst: Washington, DC Newark, NJ Alexandria, VA Arlington, VA Elizabeth, NJ Glendale, CA Providence, RI Baltimore, MD San Francisco, CA Norfolk, VA '

If Boston isn't on it, I don't believe it. You can get your butt kicked for Boston driving in the rest of the country."

Mass. isn't in the report cause Allstate doesn't sell insurance there. Look at the report before making statements


63 posted on 05/27/2006 12:01:33 PM PDT by futbolboi
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To: Zap Brannigan

true true


64 posted on 05/27/2006 12:05:06 PM PDT by futbolboi
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