Study Finds Atlantans Are Not the Worst Drivers in America

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    There may be a number of metro area drivers who disagree, but a new study conducted by Slate.com has found that Atlanta is not home to the worst drivers in America.

    Slate collected the information by using insurance data and police reports from 39 of the largest cities in the U.S. This data ranked the cities from 1 to 39 with Atlanta coming in at number 11.

    So where are the worst drivers in the country? Apparently they’re in Miami.

    The studies were based on average miles traveled per household, average years between accidents, automotive fatalities, pedestrian strikes and automotive fatalities involving alcohol.

    Florida cities topped the list, not only with Miami coming in at number one, but Hialeah at number three. Orlando made number seven and Ft. Lauderdale at number eight.

    Texas was well represented on the list with seven cities topped by Houston (9th) and Dallas (14th). Los Angeles, with perhaps the worst traffic in the country, came in 21st place, one of seven California cities listed including San Francisco and Oakland.

    Irvine, Calif., scored best on the list taking the 39th spot.

    Although the study may not be 100 percent accurate, it does give an idea of what is considered “poor driving.”

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