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Portland Drivers are Among the Worst in US

Monday, February 15, 2016

 

Who are the best drivers in America? Not the folks in Portland. But, they are among America's worst drivers.

According to a national report the best drivers are in Kansas City, Kansas. In contrast, the drivers in Portland rank #183 out of 200 cities. 

And, guess who is dead last — Boston — ranked #200.

SEE THE FULL RANKING BELOW

The study looked at data such as the average number of years between accidents. To contrast, the cities that were scored as having the safest drivers — Kansas City and Brownsville, Texas — averaged 13.3 years between accidents.

Portland was among the worst ranked in the United States of the 200 cities tracked at just 6.9 years. Number and frequency are factors in setting the cost of auto insurance.

 

Likelihood of an Accident

Another key factor used in the ranking is the relative accident likelihood — compared to the national average —  leading cities in the study are 25% less likely to have an accident. Portland is more than 45% more likely to have an accident.

 

Lawyer’s Dream

For literally hundreds of lawyers who specialize in personal injury law, the new data is another proof point, and a new marketing opportunity.

“A car accident can take only a second, but the consequences of a crash can last for days, months, or even a lifetime. A drunk driver slams into your car head-on on the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, resulting in a lifetime of chronic back pain. A tired truck driver doesn’t see your car when it merges onto I-5, and now you can’t pay your bills and support your family. A distracted driver hits you in an intersection in downtown Portland, causing serious broken bones, nerve damage, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI),” markets Sean Dubois of DuBois Law Group, a leading personal injury attorney who positions his firm as an expert in the area.

The Report 

Allstate America's Best Drivers Report® is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities has the safest drivers.

 

Related Slideshow: 60 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oregon

In 2013, Oregon’s 60 most dangerous intersections generated nearly 3,400 accidents, resulting in 56 deaths and more than 1,800 injuries.  GoLocalPDX brings you a list of these intersections, showing you where to drive with the most caution.

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#60 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & turning leg to Garfield St. 

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 13

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 4

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#59 Most Dangerous

OR-43 & SW Iowa St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 12 

Fatalities:
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 2

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#58 Most Dangerous

OR-219 & Everest Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 14

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#57 Most Dangerous

I-405/Exit 2B

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#56 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 187th Ave.

Aloha, Washington County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#55 Most Dangerous

US-20 & NE Seward Ave.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#54 Most Dangerous

OR-126B & N 54th St.

Springfield, Lane County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#53 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NW East St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 17

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 8

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#52 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & E Park St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 10

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#51 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & Richard Ave.

Eugene, Lane County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 8

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#50 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SE 11th Ave.

Hillsboro, Washington County

Total Crashes: 18

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 6

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#49 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Center St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 102

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 53
Property Damage: 49

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#48 Most Dangerous

US-199 & Allen Creek

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 7

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#47 Most Dangerous

US-20 & 27th St.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 12

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#46 Most Dangerous

OR-99EB/Mile Point 4.64-4.8

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 20 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 8

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#45 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 110th Ave.

Beaverton, Washington County

Total Crashes: 107

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 50
Property Damage: 57

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#44 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & Mollala Ave.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 13

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#43 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & N Deborah Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 11

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#42 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & NE 72nd Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 18 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 14
Property Damage: 3

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#41 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NE D St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 9

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#40 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & North Pacific Hallow/Mile Point 0.05-0.14

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 8

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#39 Most Dangerous

I-84 & NE 33rd Ave. Exit

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 13

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#38 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & Yew St.

Forest Grove, Washington County

Total Crashes: 21

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 15
Property Damage: 5

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#37 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Hull Ave.

Lake Oswego, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 3

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#36 Most Dangerous

OR-42 & SW Carnes Rd.

Roseburg, Douglas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 12

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#35 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 362nd Ave.

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 11

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#34 Most Dangerous

US-26 & LEG (To Ruben Ln.)/Mile Point 23.35-23.52

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 5

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#33 Most Dangerous

I-84 & Irving St. Exit/Mile Point 1.15-1.44

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 104

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 60
Property Damage: 44

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#32 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Boyer Dr.

Milwaukie, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 6

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#31 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 70th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 27

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 13

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#30 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Merry Lane

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 7

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#29 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.76-302.95

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 34

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 19
Property Damage: 14

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#28 Most Dangerous

US-20 & SE Fulton St.

Albany, Linn County

Total Crashes: 37

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 20
Property Damage: 16

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#27 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Delta Waters Rd.

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 42

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 24

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#26 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & Warner Ave.

Tigard, Washington County

Total Crashes: 117 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 47

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#25 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 170th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 118

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 73
Property Damage: 45

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#24 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & LEG (From Airport Rd.)

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 52

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 22
Property Damage: 29

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#23 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.52-302.76

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 140 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 65
Property Damage: 75

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#22 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & N Greenwich Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 56

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 28
Property Damage: 27

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#21 Most Dangerous

US-26/Mile Point 72.74-73.07

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 156

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 86

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#20 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Orchard Lane

Southgate, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 141 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 85
Property Damage: 56

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#19 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Insley St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 70

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 33
Property Damage: 36

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#18 Most Dangerous

I-5/Mile Point 300.19-300.51

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 155

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 77
Property Damage: 78

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#17 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & SE Hawthorne Ave.

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 76

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 35
Property Damage: 40

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#16 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Causey Ave.

Happy Valley, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 80 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 41
Property Damage: 38

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#15 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Dunes Dr.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 82

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 44
Property Damage: 37

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#14 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 38th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah

Total Crashes: 81 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 46
Property Damage: 34

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#13 Most Dangerous

OR-211 Near OR-213 Merge

Molalla, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 3

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 1

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#12 Most Dangerous

US-26 Near US-197 Merge

Madras, Jefferson County

Total Crashes: 4

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 1

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#11 Most Dangerous

OR-58/Mile Point 14.41-14.54

Lowell, Lane County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 4

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#10 Most Dangerous

OR-18 & SW Caleb Payne Rd.

McMinnville, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 3

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#9 Most Dangerous

OR-11 & Ferndale Rd.

Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 2
Property Damage: 1

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#8 Most Dangerous

OR-223 & Rickreal Rd. Exit

Dallas, Polk County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 3
Property Damage: 0

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#7 Most Dangerous

US-97 & Rosland Rd.

La Pine, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 9

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 3

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#6 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & LEG (From Beavercreek Rd.)/Mile Point 2.89-3.08

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 92

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 51
Property Damage: 40

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#5 Most Dangerous

I-5 & US-30

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 181

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 89
Property Damage: 92

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#4 Most Dangerous

OR-212 & I-205/Mile Point 4.92Z-5.18Z

Johnson City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 98

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 57
Property Damage: 40

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#3 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 28th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 111

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 56
Property Damage: 54

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#2 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Taggart

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 177 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 109
Property Damage: 67

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#1 Most Dangerous

US-26 & I-405

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 381

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 213
Property Damage: 168

 
 

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