Nope, it’s not just in your head. Philly really does have the “worst drivers ever,” according to a new study from Allstate. In the insurance company’s tenth annual Best Drivers Report, Philly was ranked the worst among America’s largest cities(one million residents or more) when it came to the amount of car crashes.
According to the study, the average Philly driver will experience a car collision every 6.2 years and is more than 61.2 percent more likely to crash than the average American. Among all 200 cities in the country, Philadelphia was the ninth worst while Pittsburgh, the only other Pennsylvania city on the list, was the 14th worst overall but last among cities of its size.
Yet while the data is alarming, Allstate officials insist their intent is to help Philly drivers.
“We don’t want drivers in Philadelphia to be discouraged by their ranking. Instead, we want the report to challenge drivers in Philadelphia to make positive changes to their driving,” said Julia Reusch, an Allstate spokesperson. “Our goal with this report is to make the cities that fall on the bottom of the list safer places to live and raise families.”