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Feel like Las Vegas drivers are unsafe? Allstate agrees

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Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Traffic passes through the intersection of Desert Inn and Paradise Roads Friday, April 5, 2013.

Drivers in Las Vegas are 15 percent more likely to be in an automobile accident than the national average, making it one of the least safe driving cities in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by Allstate.

The typical driver in Las Vegas will be in a vehicle accident once every nine years, ranking 130 out of 200 cities surveyed using Allstate’s insurance claim data for the company’s annual America’s Best Drivers Report.

The city improved six spots in the rankings compared with last year, but it still sits behind several other cities in the state.

In Henderson, drivers will experience an accident on average once every 10 years, slightly better than the national average and good for the 59th best in the country. North Las Vegas checked in at 118th due to a collision frequency rate 12 percent above the national average.

Reno led the state and was among the best in the country, ranking sixth with an accident occurring once every 12.5 years on average.

The safest driving city in the country, according to the report, is Fort Collins, Colo., where drivers will be in an accident every 13.9 years on average.

Among the worst cities for driving in the country, according to the report, are Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia; and Miami.

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