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Most dangerous cities for drivers

Most dangerous cities for drivers

Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 12 at 11:32 PM

Driving in Austin may be dangerous for your wallet.

Insurance.com just came out with a list of the most dangerous cities for drivers. It's based on the number of car insurance claims filed, we're talking everything from fender benders to vandalism and theft.

Austin was named the 8th most dangerous city for drivers with 32.3 percent of drivers reporting some type of incident in the last year. No other Texas city ranked in the top 20.

Baltimore topped the list, while Yuma, Arizona was the safest. Bigger cities like Los Angeles (26.3 percent) and Chicago (26.1 percent) came in at No. 116 and 122 respectively.

Here's a look at the top 20 lists of most and least dangerous cities for drivers:

 

Most Dangerous Cities

City

% of Drivers reporting an accident

  1. Baltimore, Md.

36.5%

  2. Johnstown, Pa.

34.5%

  3. Portland, Maine

33.4%

  4. Des Moines, Iowa

33.2%

  5. Erie, Pa.

33.1%

  6. Bangor, Maine

32.9%

  7. Birmingham, Ala.

32.4%

  8. Austin, Texas

32.3%

  9. Manchester, N.H.

32.2%

10. Lincoln, Neb.

31.8%

11. Hagerstown, Md.

31.6%

12. Rapid City, S.D.

31.3%

13. Richmond, Va.

31.1%

14. Peoria, Ill.

30.8%

15. Burlington, Vt.

30.7%

16. Madison, Wis.

30.6%

17. Pittsburgh, Pa.

30.6%

18. Sioux Falls, S.D.

30.6%

19. Columbus, Ohio

30.6%

20. Omaha, Neb.

30.6%

Least Dangerous Cities

City

% of Drivers reporting an accident

  1. Yuma, Ariz.

17.2%

  2. Flint, Mich.

18.2%

  3. Traverse City, Mich.

18.9%

  4. Detroit, Mich.

18.9%

  5. Grand Rapids, Mich.

20.7%

  6. Harlingen, Texas

20.7%

  7. Albany, Ga.

20.8%

  8. Lansing, Mich.

21.3%

  9. Bakersfield, Calif.

21.6%

10. Fresno, Calif.

21.8%

11. Lexington, Ky.

22.0%

12. Missoula, Mont.

22.4%

13. Jackson, Miss.

22.5%

14. Las Vegas, Nev.

22.6%

15. Sherman, Texas

22.8%

16. Corpus Christi, Texas

22.9%

17. Palm Springs, Calif.

23.1%

18. Fort Myers, Fla.

23.3%

19. Jonesboro, Ark.

23.4%

20. Marquette, Mich.

23.5%

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