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Survey puts Glendale, Los Angeles at bottom of 'best driver' rankings

August 10, 2009 |  7:51 am

Glendale and Los Angeles didn't do very well in a new study of the nation's best drivers.

According to Allstate's Best Drivers report, both cities were at the bottom of the ranking, which look at accident insurance claims and accident data. Los Angeles was ranked 184 and Glendale was ranked 191 in the survey of 194 cities.

The survey looked at car accident frequency to identify which cities had the safest drivers, based on Allstate data, the insurance company said. 

Allstate said that Southern California cities were more likely to see accidents than the national average. Fullerton and Garden Grove ranked 175 and 176 respectively.

Smaller communities did better. Sioux Falls, S.D., topped the list. But Allstate said Alexandria, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., was the "most improved" city after seeing a decline in accidents. Overall, Allstate says accidents involving its customers were down. Most accidents are caused by human error, including distracted drivers.

-- Shelby Grad