The gas giveaway was 3 blocks from my home this morning. Un(?)fortunately, I had filled up all our cars just this past weekend. Cars were lined up, two-abreast snaking through the parking lot. (Police had set up barricades to keep the lines in the lot and mostly off the street.) Radio and TV were covering it (including a helicopter for aerial views). Once in line, it was reportedly taking around 45 minutes to get to the pumps.
People are so polite here, the motorist said. "At a 'stop' sign, it's 'You go.'
No, why don't you go?'"
I hate when that happens. It slows everything down. During our rush hour (half an hour each AM & PM), the lines at the 4-way stop signs are many blocks long because of it.
I can't believe the comparatively mild stats for Jacksonville, FL.
Some of the craziest driving I've ever seen occurred there.
When will my insurance go down? Actually I can't complain, I am paying more in renters insurance than I am in car insurance!
Where was the giveaway? I missed it!
I got rear-ended in Lakewood in 2001.
Phoenix, the top-ranked city in this category, mirrors the national collision average of one accident every 10 years.
I just knew Phoenix would have a top-ranking spot in something.
Every frickin' 4-way should be replaced with a stoplight. I hate 'em.
4. Huntsville, Ala. 23.8% less likely 13.1
Yeah, I almost got arrested in Huntsville last winter. Not a good place to take Massachusetts driving habits. From anecdotal evidence of other Bay-Staters, I attribute Huntsville's relative safety to better traffic enforcement.
-- Signs mean something - Traffic signs are here to help us. "Yield, stop and school zone speed limits are meant to be followed, not ignored," Zahn said.
Yeah right. In Ft Worth the yield sign mean speed up and
have a mexican faceoff with the traffic having the ROW.
Oh, come on!!! No way this could be accurate. ;-)
I am pretty sure these numbers are racist, what with Newark, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia near the bottom.
53 years old and I've never had an accident...everyone I've hit I was aiming for!
I don't know how they can list Huntsville, Alabama as one of the safest cities. I live there and a person needs sonar to drive safely!
From the complete report, the Hall of Shame - the 10 Worst:
San Francisco, CA
All of the cities here with which I am familiar have one thing in common - they were not designed for automobiles.
FYI, the worst city on the list is Washington, DC. 92% increased likelihood of an accident, averaging one every 5.2 years.
Driving around Dallas ia a nightmare. If you go 10-15 over, you'll likely to get people trying to pass you on closing lanes and such.
This data is close to useless because it is not normalized into the number accidents per mile driven. Instead, it is provided as the number of years between accidents. The problem is that those who live near big cities typically have much longer commutes and therefore will put on more miles per year - which increases their exposure and absolute probability of having an accident. The traffic density is also higher - which also increases the probability of accidents. In order to have a truly meaningful comparison, one must measure the number of accidents over an equivalent period of exposure (i.e., per mile driven).