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LA Drivers Among Worst in the US: Allstate Report

The top ranking went to Kansas City, Missouri.

Congratulations, Los Angeles, you're among the worst — at least when it comes to driving.

Allstate's 13th annual America's Best Drivers Report, based on the insurance company's claims data, ranked the City of Angels 193rd out of 200 cities today when it comes to safety behind the wheel.

If there's any good news for L.A. in the report — at least the city is better than Glendale, which ranked 195th.

Other Southern California cities making the list were Fullerton, ranked 188th; Garden Grove at 184th, Torrance (179th), Pasadena (171st), Anaheim (168th), Irvine (161st), Long Beach (155th), Corona (146th), Santa Ana (135th), Riverside (121st), San Diego (115th), Santa Clarita (109th), Orange (108th), Chula Vista (106th), Oceanside (100th), Escondido (98th), Pomona (96th), Moreno Valley (95th), Huntington Beach (86th), Lancaster (72nd) and Palmdale (71st).

The top ranking went to Kansas City, Missouri. Boston finished 200th.

The America's Best Drivers Report was released in advance of the July Fourth holiday, which Allstate — citing the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — called "the perennial deadliest day on the road for U.S. drivers."

Allstate offered the following tips for safer driving:

  • eliminate distractions, including electronic devices
  • allow plenty of time to reach your destination without rushing
  • obey speed limits and all other traffic laws
  • take heed of road conditions
  • leave a safety buffer between your vehicle and the one in front of you
  • keep your vehicle properly maintained
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