Sacto 9-1-1
September 1, 2011
Sacramento and Elk Grove drivers worse than national average

Sacramento's drivers are bad -- and Elk Grove motorists are only a little better, according to an insurance company study.

The Allstate America's Best Drivers report lists Fort Collins, Colo., the safest place to get into a car. The average driver in Fort Collins will experience an auto crash every 14 years, which is 28.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years.

Here's how the two local cities fared:

140. Sacramento, crash every 8.1 years.

137. Elk Grove, crash every 8.2 years.

Other cities on the list: Los Angeles 182, New York 171, San Francisco 185, Washington D.C. 193, Eugene, Ore. 9, and Reno 8.

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