Charlotte ranked among Top 10 least safe cities to drive
Charlotte was ranked the second worst city, right behind Houston, to drive in America, according to nonprofit Go Safe Labs’ national traffic safety study guide.
The study cities 21,818 crashes last year in Charlotte, which amounts to 13.3% year-over-year decrease. The findings are based on a national review of over 1.8 million accident reports from 2018 and 2019.
“In 2020, we wanted to start the new year by reviewing what we learn from the past year,” said Kevin Pomplun, the chairman of Go Safe Labs. “We thought with a little more traffic safety data we can hopefully know a little more about the safest places to drive. We were surprised by all the enthusiasm for our last report. It was great and humbling. And now we hope these new findings on 2019 make some small impact on 2020 being the best year yet for all of us driving on US roads.”
Overall, traffic accidents increased 6.9% in 2019 across the nation, with nearly a million crashes on America’s roadways. The amount of accidents was 953,630 in 2019, which denotes an increase from 892,615 in 2018.
Other cities among the top 10 included Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas. Raleigh, Oklahoma City, Baton Rouge, Nashville and Phoenix.