Kinda like with traffic, people enjoy complaining about how bad the drivers in their city are. It's almost like a point of pride, a badge of honor to sit in traffic and suck at driving.
But which cities really do have the crappiest drivers? Thankfully, the good folks at Allstate Insurance -- you know, since they’re the ones paying for all the bad driving -- actually track that kind of data, and annually rank the 200 largest cities in the United States based on how likely motorists are to get into an accident (compared to the national average), and how long those drivers go between accidents.
We took that list and narrowed it down to just the biggest metropolitan areas -- as in towns with at least one pro sports team and/or an edition of Thrillist -- to bring you the 20 major US cities with the absolute worst drivers.
For the full 1-200 ranking complete with the nation's best-driving town, Fort Collins, CO, and its most abysmal, Worcester, MA, be sure to click on the link at the bottom.
20. Houston, TX
Much like they do when talking about baseball, people forget to include Houston when discussing the country's biggest cities. They also don’t mention it when talking about car crashes, despite the fact that drivers there are 31% more likely to get in an accident compared to the national average. Probably because you have to drive so far to get anywhere.