Allstate says Philly is a car crash haven

Philadelphia drivers have won a dubious distinction.

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report says Philadelphia is the worst city with at least one million in population when it comes to accidents. The collision likelihood in Philadelphia compared to the national average is 65.9 percent.

 Allstate’s Julia Reusch says her company is not using the report as a way to charge Philly drivers more for insurance.

“What we are doing with this study is just looking at crash data and then there are many factors that go into deciding insurance rates,” she said.

Reusch says the study also seeks to find ways to cut down accidents.

“It sounds so simple, but unfortunately it’s not anymore,” she said. “When you are driving, just pay attention to driving. People are talking with their kids, they are turned around, they are fiddling with their radio. We want people to focus on their driving when they are driving.”

Philadelphia isn’t the worst city overall. Washington DC, which only has about 600,000 residents, has that “honor.”

 

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