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Miami Comes up Short in Best Drivers Report

South Florida cities near the bottom of best driving rankings



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    Insurance company Allstate released it's annual "America's Best Drivers Report" Thursday and it should come as no shock that South Florida cities came in near the bottom of the list.

    Miami came in at number 178 on the list, which ranks the country's 200 largest cities according to car collision frequency.

    Apparently the Magic City's drivers aren't exactly magical behind the wheel: drivers are 43.1 percent more likely to get into a collision than the national average, according to the rankings.

    But Miami wasn't the worst South Florida city on the list. Hialeah came in at number 183, with drivers 52.5 percent more likely to get in a crash. Fort Lauderdale was number 132 with drivers 19.4 percent more likely to be involved in a collision, and Hollywood was number 154 with drivers 28.2 percent more likely.

    "We don't want drivers in South Florida to be discouraged by their ranking. Instead, we want the report to challenge South Florida drivers to make positive changes to their driving habits that will in turn make the area a safer place to live, work and raise families," Allstate Spokeswoman Cathy Mayo said.

    The safest driving city on the list was Fort Collins, Colo., where drivers were 28.6 percent less likely to be involved in a collision. It's the second year in a row Fort Collins took the top spot.