Cities with the Worst Drivers

Upstate makes the list

Ken Pauli
August 13, 2018 - 5:00 am
female police officer writing a ticket



We all talk about how bad other drivers are, but where are the drivers the worst?  One Upstate city topped the list..

During July and so far in August, there have been 116 road deaths per day in the U.S, making them the deadliest months on record.  As you’d expect, different municipalities see higher rates of traffic accidents than others. 

Using data from various insurance company applications, auto insurance quote website Insurify analyzed the information and found the top 20 cities with the worst drivers.

Number 1 on that list with an at-fault driving incident of nearly 34% is the City of Greer.  A driver from Greer is 103% more likely to receive a speeding ticket than the average driver and 63% more likely to get into an accident where they are at fault. 

How did they come to this conclusion? 

Insurify provides car insurance quotes based on customers’ answers to questions about driving history, vehicle type, and other personal data. The rankings in this article are based on a set of 1.4 million car insurance shopper applications. Each shopper was asked whether any drivers on their policy application had been cited for a driving incident where they were at fault in the past seven years. At-fault incidents include accidents, DUIs, failures to stop, speeding, reckless driving, passing violations, and other causes for citation. Using this information, the data scientists at Insurify were able to calculate the percent of drivers in each city with a history of at-fault driving incidents. After determining the city in each U.S. state with the highest percentage of drivers reporting an incident, they ranked the top twenty.

See the complete list of cities on Insurify's website.

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