San Diego Drivers Rank Middle of Road

Drivers here get in accidents about every 9.2 years, report says

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San Diego isn’t the best place to drive – but at least it’s better than Los Angeles or Washington D.C., a new report says.

Allstate’s “America’s Best Drivers Report” released Thursday ranked San Diego the 103rd best place to drive out of 193 cities. The notoriously road-rage filled roads of Los Angeles and Washington DC fared much worse. LA came in 183rd place and DC scored last with one accident about every five years.

The nationwide survey included 43 California cities. Salinas, the city known as the "salad bowl of the world," had the safest drivers in the state. Perhaps, passing all those rows of lettuce fields has a soothing effect on motorists. Salinas ranked 33 out of 193 cities. Salinas drivers averaged one accident every 10 years.

This year's top honor of "America's Safest Driving City" went to Fort Collins, Colo. It's the second year in a row the city ranked No. 1.

"The average driver in Fort Collins will experience an auto collision every 14 years, which is 28.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years," according to the report.

San Diego drivers, on average, wait about 9.2 years between every accident, the report said.

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