Friday, September 2, 2011

Glendale Drivers: Still Horrible

Allstate Insurance has just released their annual report ranking the relative traffic safety of the 200* largest cities in the country, and Glendale has maintained its ranking as the third most dangerous city in the country to in which to drive.  As a Glendale resident, you are 80.8 percent MORE likely to be involved in a collision than the average resident of the 200 largest cities in America.  In the 2011 report, the statistical average interval for a Glendale resident to be involved in a car accident was a mere 5.5 years - almost a year sooner than the Glendale's 2005 average of 6.3 years.

If you live in the safest city, Fort Collins, Colorado, you are 28.6% LESS likely to be in an accident than the average resident of the 200 largest cities, and the interval between accidents for the average resident is 14 years.  The only cities with worse statistics than Glendale are Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Here are Glendale's rankings for the last five years:
  • 2005 rank: 191/years between accidents: 6.3
  • 2006 rank: 192/years between accidents: 6.1
  • 2007 rank: 194/years between accidents: 6.0
  • 2008 rank: 192/years between accidents: 5.9
  • 2009 rank: 191/years between accidents: 5.7
  • 2010 rank: 191/years between accidents: 5.5
  • 2011 rank: 191/years between accidents: 5.5

*I wondered why Allstate claimed to survey 200 cities but only list rankings for 193. I called Allstate and they said that they did indeed survey 200 cities, but in some of them they had recently entered the local market and did not have enough Allstate customers to make up a statistically meaningful sample. So Glendale is ranked 191 out of 193, not 191 out of 200.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Also: I wondered why they claimed to survey 200 cities but only list rankings for 193. I called Allstate and they said that they did indeed survey 200 cities, but in some of them they had recently entered the local market and did not have enough Allstate customers to make up a statistically meaningful sample.

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the followup Scott. That is actually useful since 191 of 200 puts a weird spin on things since it ends up being 191/193.

Thanks

socaldork said...

I lived in Glendale for about 6 years, and this doesn't surprise me a bit.

Qalice said...

It's starting to scare me, because I've lived in Glendale for almost 15 years! And it's really bad that it's getting worse; I don't know what needs to be done. I JUST PASSED an accident on the 134 westbound near Brand/Central!