Study finds US city with the worst drivers

SEATTLE (KTXL)— Where do all the bad drivers live? Apparently Sacramento, California.

Using incident stats from their website, QuoteWizard found which of America's 75 most populous cities have the best and worst drivers.

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13. Baton Rouge received a score of 26%, meaning it took commuters 26% more time to travel anywhere in the city. This was a 3% increase from 2016.

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12. Atlanta edged ahead of Baton Rouge with a score of 27%, also a 3% increase from the year prior.

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11. San Diego had the same exact traffic score as Atlanta at 27%, also a 3% increase from 2016.

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10. Boston received a score of 28%, a 3% increase from the year prior.

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9. Washington D.C. barely edged out Boston with a score of 29%, a 3% increase from the year prior.

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8. Honolulu received a score of 29%. That's the same as Boston, but Honolulu has more congestion in the morning. Honolulu's traffic score was the same as the year prior.

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7. Portland also received a traffic score of 29% overall, a 3% increase from the year prior. But Portland has a much higher concentration of traffic in the afternoon than Boston or Honolulu.

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6. Miami received a score of 30%, a 2% increase from the year prior.

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5. San Jose got a traffic score of 32%, a 2% increase from 2016.

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4. Seattle received a traffic score of 34%, a 3% increase from the year prior.

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3. New York actually barely edges out San Jose with a traffic score of 35%, a 2% increase from last year.

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2. San Francisco has a high traffic score at 39%, a 3% increase from 2016.

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1. But it's probably no surprise that Los Angeles is the most congested city at 45%, a 4% increase from last year.

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The cities which landed on the "bad driver" list ranked high in accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and other citations like running red lights and using a cellphone while driving.

You also might notice something missing from the below lists. Seattle was not on the "bad driver" or "good driver" list.

According to Quotewizard, Seattle ranked near the middle of the pack (37) for having the worst drivers. See the whole list, here.

The study says Seattle overcame a higher-than-average DUI rate due to low accident rates.

Worst Drivers by City
20.Durham, NC
19.Boston, MA
18.Cleveland, OH
17.Minneapolis, MN
16.Greenville, SC
15.Fresno, CA
14.Charlotte, NC
13.Bay Area, CA
12.Virginia Beach. VA
11.Portland, OR
10.Bakersfield, CA
9.Denver. CO
8.Omaha, NE
7.Columbus, OH
6.Los Angeles, CA
5.San Diego, CA
4.Richmond, VA
3.Riverside, CA
2.Salt Lake City, UT
1.Sacramento, CA

Best Drivers by City

(No. 75 has the best drivers)

56.Lexington, KY
57.Philadelphia, PA
58.Buffalo, NY
59.Indianapolis, IN
60.Houston, TX
61.Knoxville, TN
62.Grand Rapids, MI
63.Louisville, KY
64.El Paso, TX
65.Honolulu, HI
66.Birmingham, AL
67.Tulsa, OK
68.Las Vegas, NV
69.Baton Rouge, LA
70.Allentown, PA
71.Little Rock, AR
72.Miami, FL
73.Orlando, FL
74.Providence, RI
75.Detroit, MI

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