With all our Awesomeness, our driving sucks

Our Awesome Washington D.C. has been ranked the lowest in Allstate’s best drivers report. The Insurance agency places both DC and Baltimore at the bottom of its safest driving city study.

Allstate Insurance released its America’s Best Drivers Report, which ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency — according to Allstate claims data — to identify the cities with the safest drivers. At the top of the list is Fort Collins, Colorado with 14.5 average years between collisions. In comparison, “Washington’s drivers get in a collision every 5.1 years, meaning that they have a 96 percent higher chance of being in an accident than the average American driver,” says Bloomberg.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the General Manager of AYT Auto Services in Washington, Jim Harris, says, “It’s the way the city’s laid out, the way the traffic’s set up…it’s pretty harrowing.”

According to The Huffington Post, cities located in “the Rocky Mountains and Appalachia were found to have the nation’s safest drivers.”

The reason behind all of these accidents? According to the Senior Vice President of Allstate’s Claim Organization, Mike Roche: “Human error is the biggest cause of accidents. It is vital for us to educate drivers across the country on the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel.”

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

One Response to With all our Awesomeness, our driving sucks

  1. Our cycling isn’t so great either. Can we also work on that?

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