Report ranks Baton Rouge second most dangerous city to drive in US

Report ranks Baton Rouge second most dangerous city to drive in US

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Many people complain about traffic problems in Baton Rouge and now, a new study ranks the Capital City as the second most dangerous city to drive in the US.

An analysis by NerdWallet looked at deadly crashes and other factors to determine which cities are the most dangerous for drivers.

"Yet another report has independently verified what Baton Rouge area drivers unfortunately already know based on experience, which is that our roads are not only the worst in the state but among the worst in the nation for traffic congestion, road conditions, and now safety for drivers, according to this new study," said Scott Kirkpatrick, executive director of Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions (CRISIS). "We thank Governor Edwards for establishing a much-needed task force on these issues and look forward to working with the task force to address the uniquely multifaceted challenges facing the Baton Rouge Area."

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The rankings were based on five key metrics: rate of fatal crashes, likelihood of an accident relative to other cities, number of years between accidents, risk of auto larceny - a break-in - and risk of having a vehicle stolen.

The report ranked Detroit as the most dangerous city for drivers. Cary, NC, ranked as the safest city.

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