The report is based only on claims information reported by its policy-holders. In Pittsburgh, approximately 20,000 drivers are insured by Allstate. That accounts for 7.63 of all of the drivers in the area who are old enough to get a driver’s license.

According to the report, every 6.6 years drivers in Pittsburgh are involved in a car accident. As compared to the national average, that is more than 51 percent higher. For cities with a population between 250,000 and 499,999, Pittsburgh ranked last in good driving. Out of the 200 cities included in the report, only three other cities ranked lower. Another city in Pennsylvania—Philadelphia—also did not fare well in the study.

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Pittsburgh residents will likely find this information upsetting as no one wants to be involved in a car accident. While some are of course only minor fender benders, others can be quite serious and result in catastrophic injuries or even death. They can also lead to great financial expense that is difficult to address.

While there is nothing that can be done to undo a crash once it happens, a positive result in a personal injury lawsuit often makes it easier to deal with.

Source: Times Online, “Report: Pittsburgh drivers among country’s worst,” Tom Davidson, Aug. 27, 2014

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