Local drivers among worst in country

Traffic on State St. in New Haven.

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH)  – New Haven and Bridgeport are among the worst in the country, when it comes to driving skills.  Allstate Insurance released a new report that ranks the best and worst cities, when it comes to drivers. New Haven ranks 10th worst among the largest 200 cities. And Bridgeport is not far behind. Allstate finds that the average driver in New Haven will experience an auto collision every 6.3 years, and is nearly 60% more likely to crash than the average American. Drivers in Bridgeport crash an average of once every 6.7 years, and are nearly 50 percent more likely to crash than average.

“We don’t want drivers in Connecticut to be discouraged by their ranking. Instead, we want the report to challenge drivers in Connecticut to make positive changes to their driving,” said Ed Bernier, a New Haven Allstate agent. “Our goal with this report is to make the cities that fall on the bottom of the list safer places to live and raise families.”

This year’s top honor of “America’s Safest Driving City” is Fort Collins, Colorado, the fourth year the city has held the top spot in the report’s ten-year history.

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