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California ranks high for dangerous driving

According to Allstate Insurance's 2019 Safe Drivers Report, 6 of the 15 cities with the highest rates of car crashes are located in California. In 2017 alone, more than 6.4 million drivers across the country were involved in a car crash according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are a number of factors involved in accidents, ranging from city infrastructure to distracted and dangerous driving. In all cases, people may find themselves suffering from serious injuries as a result.

California topped the 50 states for the number of cities linked to a high percentage of car crashes. It is not surprising that some of the busiest and most heavily trafficked cities in the country also suffer more auto accidents. The Allstate report aims to rank the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the country for their roadway safety each year and is timed to coincide with the Fourth of July. Every year, Independence Day marks the most dangerous holiday for serious car accidents. The study's results indicate a link between population density and the likelihood of a crash. While all of the areas included are metropolitan in nature, some are far more spread out than others. Many of the safest areas were located in states like Texas, Idaho or Colorado, all with significant amounts of open space.

In California, Glendale, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Pasadena and Hayward all made the list. Most of the other dangerous localities were found on the East Coast, often in older cities with narrower roads.

Regardless of the city, many car accidents are caused by human behavior such as distracted, drunk or drowsy driving. People who have been injured in a crash through no fault of their own may consult with a personal injury lawyer about seeking compensation for their lost wages, medical bills and other damages.

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