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These 7 Cities In Virginia Have The Worst Drivers In The State

I hate to say it, but Virginians don’t have the best reputation when it comes to driving. Now, before anyone gets up in arms and reminds me that they are, in fact, an exceptional driver, let me just say that I don’t doubt it. And like most things, where you grew up in the state will have a lot to say about how you drive and what challenges you face on the roadways – from other drivers to construction cones to deer.

However, Allstate Insurance creates an annual report based on national accident report coverage, ranking the “worst” 200 driving cities in the nation. For the latest data from 2014, Virginia had 7 cities make the list. You probably won’t be surprised to see that more densely populated cities landed on the list, but you might just be surprised to see which cities they are. (Please note that the Allstate list ranks driver from “best” to “worst”, so the lower the ranking, the better the drivers and vice-versa.)

Of course, driving anywhere has it’s risks. And, like we mentioned before, the more traffic, the higher the likelihood of accidents. To see the Allstate’s complete list of the 200 worst cities for driving, click here. But in the meantime, what are some of the driving challenges you face in your part of Virginia? And what do you think makes the cities we’ve mentioned here rougher places for drivers than others? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.