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Twin Cities drivers not great and getting worse, says Allstate report

Twin Cities drivers not great and getting worse, says Allstate report

We've gotten used to being at the top of national rankings. But according to a new report from Allstate, there's one thing we're not so good at: driving. And between 2012 and 2013, we got worse.

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For its annual "America's Best Drivers Report," the car insurance company analyzed the number of car collisions that resulted in damage claims in U.S. cities with more than 50,000 people -- 194 of them in all. But there's no "Top 5" or "Top 10" glory for Minneapolis and St. Paul here.

St. Paul comes in at spot 53 on the list, down from 47 in 2012. Minneapolis is even lower: Down nine spots, from 57 to this year's 66. In St. Paul, drivers tend to make it 10.1 years between accidents, while in Minneapolis, drivers average 9.9 years without a collision.

At least, though, we're not Washington, D.C., where compared to the national average, drivers are more than twice as likely to get in a crash. Our nation's capital comes in dead last on Allstate's ranking.

Other big cities, including Philadelphia, Miami, San Francisco, Newark, and Los Angeles feature in the most crash-prone too, though so do the smaller Connecticut cities New Haven and Bridgeport.

The city with the safest drivers on the road? Fort Collins, Colo., where cars go an average of 13.9 years between accidents.

Don't worry, those of you with Allstate insurance, a disclaimer at the end of the report notes that these numbers won't factor into your insurance rates.

Check out all the data here.


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