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November 23, 2014

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Study answers question: Just how bad are Las Vegas drivers?

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Drivers in Las Vegas are 15 percent more likely to be in an automobile accident than the national average, putting them in the bottom half of safest drivers in the country, according to study released today by Allstate.

The typical driver in Las Vegas will be in an accident once every nine years, ranking the city 123rd safest for driving out of 200 ranked using Allstate insurance-claim data for the company’s annual America’s Best Drivers Report.

Las Vegas improved seven spots in the ranking, compared to last year, but it still sits behind several cities in Nevada.

In Henderson, drivers will experience an accident on average once every 10 years, slightly better than the national average and good for 57th best in the country.

North Las Vegas checked in at No. 130 with a collision-frequency rate 17 percent above the national average.

Reno led the state and had among the best drivers in the country. It ranking 17th with its drivers having an accident once every 11.7 years on average.

The safest driving city in the country, according to the report, is Fort Collins, Colo.

Among the worst cities for driving, according to the report, are Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston.

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