When you are driving around different cities you may notice some roads, drivers and places are better than others. This list of what are the best and worst cities to drive in the United States might shock you.

U.S. News just released a study and data showing "The Most and Least Safe Cities for U.S. Drivers." One Texas city made it on the least and for the top safest, none made the list.

Let's start off with the best. Here is the list:

  1. Boston
  2. New York City
  3. Honolulu
  4. Washington D.C.
  5. Minneapolis
  6. Chicago
  7. Virginia Beach
  8. Seattle
  9. San Francisco
  10. Columbus

If you are like me and think these answers have to be wrong apparently they aren't.

According to US News, "The degree of risk a driver faces is determined by a number of factors, including where they live, how many miles they drive, and the type of car they own. Where someone lives also can influence how much they pay for auto insurance. For example, the average annual car insurance rate is less than $900 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, while the average annual rate is more than $3,300 in Miami."

The study looked at data on fatal auto accidents per capita in each city from 2016 to 2020. It also looked at the number of people per capita involved in fatal crashes in each city during that same time frame. They also looked at the fatality rate per miles traveled and the number of DUI per capita and theft.

Now for the least safe. I would have put money that Lubbock would be on there but it was not the Texas city that made the list. The one that did is pretty bad and I hate driving in it.

10 Least Safe U.S. Cities for Driving:

  1. Memphis
  2. Albuquerque
  3. Detroit
  4. Louisville
  5. Tucson
  6. Phoenix
  7. Jacksonville
  8. Mesa
  9. Dallas
  10. Atlanta

Memphis, Tenn., is the most dangerous for drivers

Memphis tops the list of riskiest cities for U.S. drivers, according to our analysis. It ranks No. 1 when it comes to fatal car accidents per capita and No. 1 for people involved in fatal crashes per capita. In addition, Memphis is ranked No. 9 when it comes to the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Rounding out the top five cities for overall risk are: Albuquerque, N.M. (No. 2); Detroit (No. 3); Louisville, Ken. (No. 4); and Tuscon, Ariz. (No.5). Two other Arizona cities also are in the top 10: Phoenix (No. 6) and Mesa (No. 8).

Boston is the safest city for drivers. Albuquerque, N.M., has the highest fatality rate. Colorado cities lead the nation in DUI arrests. Bakersfield, Calif., is the worst for vehicle theft.

For the 50 riskiest U.S. cities for driving: Fort Worth came in 19th place, El Paso 29, Austin 30, and Arlington 35.

If you would like to learn more about it you can find all the details here.

Visit These 16 Texas Cities And Towns At Least Once As A Texan

It's a fact that Texas is a huge state and because of its size, there are also a lot of things to see, visit and experience in The Lone Star State. Both Texas visitors and Texans alike should visit our awesome cities and attractions. By no means are these all the activities in these wonderful cities. They're just a few examples of things to do.

Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas

Texas is booming, and as more people move here, they'll be looking at areas like Austin or Houston to settle down. There are plenty of others places they ought to consider, though.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with data about home sales and public school ratings, Orchard recently ranked and graded the Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas.

These are unexpectedly good places to make a life for yourself and your family in the Lone Star State. Did your hometown make the list?

Can You Guess These Towns From Their Satellite Photos?

I'm always down for a good brain challenge. This one however got the best of me.
It's always a fun time looking up address or cities and seeing them from a satellite point of view. You start pointing out landmarks and things you recognize.

One thing you don't account for however is something looking bigger or smaller than you seemed to think it was. So we started grabbing a bunch of these satellite pictures of cities and towns around Amarillo.

As we looked at them, we thought to ourselves, "how fun would this be to actually have to GUESS what these places are?". So away we went.

Go ahead and try to see how many you can guess correctly!



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