LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Has a day gone by when you haven’t reached your destination and not complained about someone who did something illegal, strange, horrific … on the road?
According to a new study, you are not alone.
A new survey of “Best Drivers” ranks Los Angeles and Glendale among the absolute worst. And the survey includes more than 200 cities.
KCAL9’s Rachel Kim reported from Glendale, in fact, that city ranked 195 out of 200.
“LA’s a crazy town to live in in general with the driving, but there’s something about Glendale where they just like to drive like nuts,” said Michael Laferla, a Glendale resident.
The awful ranking is not something to be proud of, but it’s something that doesn’t surprise people in Glendale.
Allstate Insurance recently came out with their 2016 “America’s Best Drivers Report.” We’re far from it.
“I agree with it,” said Glendale resident Rebekah Hong.
“I can believe it,” said another.
Some of the other SoCal cities at the bottom of the barrel: Los Angeles, Fullerton, Garden Grove and Torrance. Allstate came up with the rankings by looking at the average years between collisions and the collision likelihood compared to the national average.
Back to Glendale, Kim asked the people who live and work there why they thought the Jewel City wasn’t shining on this list.
“A lot of speeding, I would say, some reckless driving,” said Araceli Smith of Burbank.
“They don’t really follow signs. Yeah, like there will be no-left-turn signs but they’ll still make a left turn,” said Hong. “They cut off people.”
“We’ve had two accidents directly in front of our house where somebody’s just crashed into a parked car and there’s nothing else around,” said Laferla.
“Oh, it’s pretty bad. I know out of all my friends, I’m paying the most in insurance, and I’m thinking of moving out of here because it’s so expensive,” said Glendale’s Frank Kim.
Off-camera, a Glendale police officer also told our reporter that he wasn’t surprised that Glendale made the list.
For the record, the best drivers in America hail from Brownsville, Texas.