Houston swerves onto new list of U.S. cities with the worst drivers

ByAmber Heckler CultureMap logo
Friday, March 1, 2024
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While traffic may be bad in Houston, a new report showed how our drivers compare to other cities nationwide, and you may be surprised where we landed.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Locals may think that Houston is one of the most traffic-ridden cities, but its drivers are actually much better than many other U.S. cities, according to a new study by Forbes Advisor.

In its report "Cities With The Worst Drivers, Ranked," published Feb. 8, Forbes Advisor analyzed the 50 most populated U.S. cities across five metrics to determine which have the worst drivers in the country. Those metrics, calculated per 100,000 city residents using a five-year average from 2017-2021, were: the total number of fatal car accidents, number of people killed in fatal crashes, and number of fatal car accidents involving a drunk, distracted, or speeding driver.

Houston ranked No. 23 overall, earning a score of 59.27 points out of a possible 100. That means the drivers here are solidly average - and that other Texas cities' drivers are, amazingly, even worse than ours.

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