According to the new findings found in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR) the most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Florida.
Although rates have declined in recent years, car crashes still are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2009, 34,485 people died in car crashes in the U.S., and 22% of them were aged 15 to 24.
Researchers compared rates of motor vehicle crash deaths across cities and the 50 most densely populated metropolitan areas in the U.S. The overall rate of car crash deaths in the U.S. was 11.1 per 100,000 residents, ranging from just less than four to Orlando’s high of 19.4. Among individuals aged 15 to 24, this rate in the top 50 metropolitan areas was 13.0 per 100,000 and ranged from a low of 7.3 to a high of 25.8.
10 Most Unsafe Cities to Drive In
According to the new findings, the 10 most unsafe cities for driving in the U.S. are:
San Antonio, Texas
10 Safest Cities to Drive In
And the 10 safest cities for driving in the U.S. are (in alphabetical order since there were no significant differences between them):