The study by ConsumerAffairs reviewed crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and information included in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
The site then ranked cities based on four factors: crash fatalities per 100,000 people, the number of fatalities (per 100,000 people) due to bad driving, positive blood alcohol content, and speeding…
The 10 U.S. cities with the worst drivers, based on ConsumerAffairs’ analysis, were:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Albuquerque, New Mexico
St. Louis, Missouri
Detroit, Michigan and Victorville, California (tied)
The 10 cities with the safest drivers, according to ConsumerAffairs, were:
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Cary, North Carolina
College Station, Texas
The study comes after U.S. safety regulators introduced a proposal that would set higher performance standards for automatic braking systems in new cars.