Nine cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have more bad drivers than anywhere else in Texas, according to the lead article in this morning’s Dallas Morning News .
And where are you most likely to be crashed into?
Garland drivers are the most dangerous — almost 50 percent are more likely to get into a crash than the national average.
Drivers in Arlington, Dallas and Mesquite are almost as dangerous.
Allstate Insurance Company just released a study of about 200 cities based upon their safety records.
The News article spotlights a rear-end collision in Arlington that has left a local woman still injured. It discusses our area’s, especially Arlington’s, dense development and crazy traffic. Its drivers are almost 36 percent more likely to collide into another vehicle than the average motorist, according to the survey.
Drivers in Dallas went about 7.4 years between collisions — approximately 36 percent higher than the average driver. Drivers in Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Irving, McKinney, Plano and Frisco ranged from 31 percent to 26 percent.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the number of fatalities in auto accidents rose by 1,700 in 2012 from the year before — the first year-to-year increase since 2005.
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