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Report: Pittsburgh drivers among worst in nation

October 2, 2018

Pittsburgh drivers aren’t the worst, but they’re pretty close — ranking 171st out of 200 U.S. cites in a new report by Allstate.

Yinz can’t drive very well.

At least that’s what Allstate’s latest report on America’s Best Drivers says.

Out of 200 U.S. cities, Pittsburgh ranked 171st -- four spots better than last year. (So, at least there’s improvement, right?)

Among the factors considered by Allstate in their ranking was average years between claims. The national average is 10 years, with Pittsburghers filing claims about every 6.8 years. Way to go, jagoffs.

When it comes to hard-braking events, Pittsburghers have 23.8 incidents every 1,000 miles; the national average there is 19.

According to Allstate’s reports, Pittsburgh drivers have been improving -- their low-point was in 2014 when they ranked 187. Their best year: In 2008, they ranked 124.

The folks in the suburbs are better, they file claims every 10.1 years, and have 18.6 hard-braking incidents every 1,000 miles.

If you can believe it, drivers in Cleveland are far better than Pittsburghers, ranking 90th in the nation. Other cities of note include Akron (35th), New York City (107th), Philadelphia (191th), and Los Angeles (194th).

As for the best drivers in the country, they’re in Brownsville, Texas. They file a claim every 13.6 years. The second-best city is Kansas City, followed by Boise, Huntsville, Ala., and Madison, Wisc.

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