DC drivers 2nd-worst in the nation: study

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A new study ranks D.C. area drivers the 2nd-worst in the nation.

Baltimore drivers are the worst.

That's according to a ranking of 200 major metros by Allstate.

The insurer says its study, released this week, "identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities have the safest drivers."

Washington ranked 199th out of the 200 cities. Baltimore was dead last.

The study's methodology is based on area drivers' average number of years between collisions, as well as "hard-braking events" per 1,000 miles driven.

Baltimore drivers have the distinction of being ranked the most dangerous in the nation last year. Washington drivers fell one spot, to 199th, from 2018.

Allstate also released its rankings of the riskiest roads in the country. The insurer deemed Baltimore's Interstate 695 the most dangerous in the city. The Capital Beltway is Washington's most dangerous thoroughfare.