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On best drivers’ list, Charlotte ranks near the bottom

In a survey of 200 cities listing America’s best drivers, Charlotte ranked 150.
In a survey of 200 cities listing America’s best drivers, Charlotte ranked 150. Mark Hames

In a city that is home to NASCAR and many racing legends, it may seem logical that Charlotte would be filled with top-notch drivers.

But in a survey of 200 cities listing America’s best drivers, Charlotte ranked 150.

When adjusted for population density, the city ranked 163. The Allstate Insurance survey also says that the average resident of Charlotte has an accident about every 8.1 years.

According to a 2014 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department report, over 20,000 collisions occurred in the county.

CMPD recommends not being distracted while driving and to avoid speeding. It says that a driver is six times more likely to be hit if the car is going 25 percent faster than the legal speed limit.

Drivers can also take an online driver improvement clinic through the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

Charlotte came in last out of all the largest cities in North Carolina. Cary was the highest, placing in the top 20. The other N.C. cities all placed in the top 100.

Tyler Fleming: 704-358-5355, @tyler_fleming96

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