Thursday, September 05, 2013

Congrats, Glendale: One of The Nation's Worst Driving Cities

(Graphic via the Glendale News-Press)

We're No. 1! No. 1 for the worst drivers in California! We're No. 1!

I'm referring to Glendale, of course. This is why we ride our bikes on the sidewalk in G-Town. We want to live.

Glendale is also the fifth worst city in the NATION when it comes to driving. Of the 194 cities surveyed by Allstate insurance, only Hileah, Fla., Providence, R.I., Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are worse. But I'm sure with a little bit more, Glendale can easily be the worst driving city in the USA.

The Glendale News-Press spells it out:

Drivers in Glendale are roughly 76% more likely to be involved in a collision than the national average, making them some of the worst motorists nationwide, according to a new insurance report.

For the ninth year in row, Glendale ranked near the bottom of the Allstate Insurance Co.’s “America's Best Drivers” report, which includes 194 of the country’s largest cities. And Glendale ranked last among cities in California for having the worst drivers.



Will Campbell said...

Ironically, Glendale has taken some pretty awesome steps to benefit those of us cyclists willing to ride its streets, by increasing bike lanes, signage, and installing embedded bike sensors at intersections that trigger signal changes.

Anonymous said...

Every time I have to take the 134 through Glendale, I feel like I'm taking my life in my hands. This validates my feelings.

Anonymous said...

I live here and I fear for my life all the time.

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