Baltimore Metro Area Determined to be Least Safe Metro Area to Drive in United States
As my avid blog followers are already aware, I am a Baltimore Chiropractor with 5 Chiropractic clinics in metro Baltimore, MD. We now offer clinics in Downtown Baltimore City (Fells Point), Northwest Baltimore City (Upper Park Heights Ave.), Southwest Baltimore (Catonsville), Dundalk (North Point Blvd), and Glen Burnie (Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.). What the Chiropractors of Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic know and what Allstate recently confirmed is of no surprise to us – that Baltimore metro is the home of the worst drivers in the United States.
Allstate released its most recent Best Driver’s Report. It gathers data each year from over 200 metro areas across the U.S. in order to compare how many years take place between crashes, the relative crash likelihood compared to other ciities, and the number of hard breaking incidents per 1000 miles. Again, as a shock to no one, Baltimore metro ranked dead last in all of the categories. This earns Baltimore metro the dubious honor of being the least safe metro area in which to drive according to Allstate. Let’s look at the statistics: According to Allstate claimants in Baltimore report a claim every 3.8 years (most frequent in the nation) and are 163.2 percent more likely to get into a crash when compared to the national average. Baltimore driver’s also record 29.3 hard breaking incidents (slamming on breaks) per 1000 miles. But we didn’t need to see the data to know the truth: Anyone who drives on 695 knows traffic is always backed up due to an accident.
So let’s look at which cities/metro areas round out the bottom 5:
#196. Glendale California
#197. Worcester, Massachussetts
#198. Washington, DC (which makes Baltimore worse, given that this is almost in the same metro area that we are.
#199. Boston, Massachussetts
#200. Baltimore, MD
And where might be the safest places to drive according to Allstate?
#5. Madison, Wisconsin.
#4. Huntsville, Alabama.
#3. Boise, Idaho.
#2. Kansas City, Kansas
#1. Brownsville, Texas (13.6 years between claims, 26.3% less likely to have a crash compared to national average).
So what does this data tells us that we didn’t already know about Baltimore and Washington, DC? Nothing if you ask me. But then again my team and I at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic treat auto accident injuries such as headaches, neck pain, and back pain everyday. And we take injured patients and get them back to normal as quickly as possible so that they can return to their normal lives.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of a Baltimore, Catonsville, Dundalk, or Glen Burnie auto accident, please contact Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic at (443) 842-5500. We’ve got your back on the road to recovery.
BY: Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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