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Salt Lake Drivers Crash More Often Than National Average

Salt Lake Drivers Crash More Often Than National Average

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Mary Richards & Greg Neft, KSL NewsradioSalt Lake City has a higher rate of car crashes than the rest of the nation.

According to research from Allstate Insurance Company, the average U.S. driver is involved in one crash every 10 years. The average Salt Lake driver crashes every 9.8 years.

UHP Trooper Jeff Nighbur thinks aggressive drivers are a prime culprit for Utah's accident rate. He says some people drive like, "Their job or their destination that they need to get to is the most important one in the whole entire world."

Nighbur says distractions like: talking on the cell phone, sending text messages, reading, and eating can lead to accidents. He says people need to focus on driving while they're on the road.

The nation's safest drivers are in the Midwest.

Allstate says the most likely accident day is Saturday, and between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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