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10 Most Car Accident-Prone Cities in the U.S.

Car accidents are an all too often occurrence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accounted for 10.2 million motor vehicle collisions in 2008. The average U.S. driver gets into an accident once every 10 years. That data can be broken down further to show which cities are the safest and most dangerous to drive in. There appears to be a direct correlation between city population and accidents. Significant advances in technology have helped bring down the number of collisions, but crash fatalities still exceed 32,000 annually. Here are some of the most collision-prone cities:*

10 Most Care Accident-Prone Cities in the U.S.

1. Washington, D.C.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 107.3 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 4.8

2. Baltimore

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 88.7 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 5.3

3. Glendale, Calif.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 80.8 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 5.5

4. Newark, N.J.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 70.8 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 5.9

5. Providence, R.I.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 66.7 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6

6. Philadelphia

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 60.2 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6.2

7. Hartford, Conn.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 59.6 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6.3

8. Jersey City, N.J.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 57.5 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6.4

9. San Francisco

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 57.3 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6.4

10. Alexandria, Va.

  • Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average: 55.9 percent more likely
  • Average Years Between Collisions: 6.4

About the Collision/Refinishing Technology Course at WyoTech

Are you interested in auto body repair training? Maybe the Collision/Refinishing Technology course at WyoTech is for you. The course is divided into two main sections: collision repair and refinishing.

Upon completion of the course, you can qualify for jobs such as: collision repair shop technician, automotive glass installation and repairer, specialty shop technician, welder/fabricator/paint technician, damage appraiser for the insurance industry or other transportation body repairer.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Programs and schedules vary by campus.

*Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/best-cities/slideshows/10-us-cities-with-the-best-drivers

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