The insurance company takes into account the average years between claims, relative claim likelihood compared to the national average and hard breaking events per 1,000 miles, as well as precipitation. Some vehicle images shown are stock photos and may not reflect your exact choice of vehicle, color, trim and specification. Vehicles may be in transit or currently in production. Do not ride the brakes or slam on them. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. The list named Brownsville, Texas as the safest city.
This report ranks the 200 largest cities in America from first to worst in terms of driving skill based on things like frequency of insurance claims and how often they experience hard-braking events while driving on average. They were ranked the third worst. While there are occasional school and business closings, those are temporary and eventually, commuters will need to take to snowy roads for work, school, shopping, and other essential functions of daily life. As a Virginia driver myself -- as I'm sure is the case with the surrounding areas -- this comes as no shock to me. Some vehicles shown with optional equipment. To figure this out, we decided we needed to focus on a number of different factors. Still, there are a few shared annoyances that drivers in all of these cities experience, such as substantial snowfall and increased commute time.
When looking at the time added to a commute, we found heavy snowfall would have the largest impact on a trip to work in the above cities, extending the average commute to over 45 minutes for each and every one. One major unavoidable truth of driving in wintry conditions is that it just takes longer to get everywhere. Getting around Baltimore City can be a hassle. Try to gain some speed before you reach the hill, so that you can use that inertia to help carry you to the top. We think we know what we're doing.
Freezing rain, high winds, and black ice can also make driving during the winter very dangerous. With this in mind, we wanted to see what a typical winter looks like for drivers in the 30 cities we looked at, so we averaged all of the data we collected to find out how many days a year these cities experience snowfall, how many inches of snow they receive, how long the average commute is in each city and the average number of snowplows available for every 1,000 miles of roadway that are present in each city. In case you were looking for another excuse to stay home this week, Baltimore drivers recently were ranked worst in the nation for getting around in wintry conditions. All information pertaining to these vehicles should be independently verified through the dealer. Crucially for our purposes, they also include a distinct ranking focused on how skilled drivers in these cities are when encountering rain and snow conditions.
Those average can be found above. Use for comparison purposes only. Leave a five to six second distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you. May this be a wakeup call to realize that though we're good at football here, we've got a ways to go with driving. As a Baltimore driver whose not super comfortable driving in snow.
Disclaimer While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, the vehicle listings within this web site may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. All of this data also pops up when clicking on a city on the map. We then created a Commute Time score using Census data on average commute times shorter commutes earning a higher score , and the final piece of our scoring looking at how many snow plows and trucks each city has available per 1,000 miles of road found mostly via news articles and publicly available snow plans found on city government web pages to create a Snow Preparedness Score for each city. Unfortunately, according to a study by Allstate Insurance, it is also known for having the worst drivers when driving in the snow. In many of the more northern states in the U. Here at Yonkers Honda, we get more than our fair share of snow and have experienced the pain of driving in it first hand. Maybe we can blame the notoriously slow plowing of secondary roads.
Four of these locations are near each other in the Mid Atlantic region including the home of this very dealership , with the lone city not from that part of the country being Chicago, which hails from the stereotypically frigid East North Central. Not responsible for pricing or typographical errors. Apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. It takes more inertia to get your car to accelerate from a full stop compared to speeding up after slowing down. We looked the 100 cities with the worst drivers in precipitation conditions and used 20-year precipitation averages kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to eliminate any cities that annually receive less than 10 inches of snow in a year. We will determine who caused the accident and hold that person liable for your injuries.
Your wheels may spin, making it difficult to continue. These vehicles show consumers sample vehicles that may be available. Our dedicated team will secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve and ensure that your legal rights are protected. The vehicle photo displayed may be an example only. While it is undoubtedly true that drivers in some cities are better at driving in snowy conditions than others, we also felt it would only be fair to account for how the difficulty level of winter-weather driving as compared to others by factors such as snow volume and frequency, commute times, and how prepared a city is to deal with snow.
Keep your vehicle prepared in the event you become stranded during the cold winter months. This got our list down to the 30 cities in America where drivers are the worst at driving in precipitation that also receive significant snowfall year after year. Please see the dealer for details. Allstate based their date on the number of years between accident claims and how often drivers have to brake hard. Because of the numerous possible combinations of vehicle models, styles, colors and options, the vehicle pictures on this site may not match your vehicle exactly; however, it will match as closely as possible.