So which city has the crappiest drivers? According to Allstate, which uses claims data to determine how often drivers in the largest 200 U.S. cities get into accidents, here's the top 5:
No. 5: Baltimore. Baltimoreans just can't keep from running into each other. They were outside the top 10 in fatalities, DWI deaths and pedestrian strikes, but their rate of collision couldn't keep them out of the top five overall.
No. 4: Tampa, Fla. Tampa is 18th worst in years between accidents, fifth in traffic fatalities, tied for 11th in DWI fatalities, and 10th in pedestrian strikes..
No. 3: Hialeah (Miami-Dade County, Florida). The drivers of Hialeah get into a middling number of accidents, ranking 11th among the 39 candidates. But the city finished third for fatalities. They also have a terrifying tendency to hit pedestrians.
No. 2: Philadelphia. Second-places finishes in collisions and pedestrian strikes overwhelm their semi-respectable 16th-place ranking in DWI deaths.
** No. 1: Miami. And it's not even close. First in automotive fatalities, first in pedestrian strikes, first in the obscenity-laced tirades of their fellow drivers.
** In 2012, the unofficial "worst drivers" title went to Washington, D.C., followed by Baltimore, Providence, R.I., Hialeah, and Glendale, Calif.