It’s something that many who regularly drive in Salt Lake City have anecdotally observed for years: Salt Lake City drivers are terrible. A recent Allstate Insurance’s America’s Best Drivers report confirms those observations. Here are the numbers:
- Salt Lake City is ranked 78 among the 200 largest cities;
- On average, Salt Lake City drivers will have an accident every 9.5 years, while the national average is every 10 years;
- Salt Lake City drivers are 5.3 percent more likely to have an accident than their counterparts in other cties;
- When rankings were adjusted to account for rain and snow, Salt Lake City dropped 10 spots to 88 out of 200;
- When rankings were adjusted to account for population density, Salt Lake City dropped to 127; and
- Salt Lake City drivers slammed on their brakes 17.8 times for every 1,000 miles driven.
Since July 4th is the deadliest day on America’s roadways, the report provides a timely reminder to be careful out there.
Bret Hanna of Wrona DuBois in Utah, focuses exclusively on litigating plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, in mediations, and in administrative proceedings in Michigan and Utah since 1991.