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Boston ranks high on safe-drivers list

Posted by Paul Kandarian  March 15, 2012 09:22 AM

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We are not making this up: Boston is a very safe place to drive.

The city finished third on a list of the 100 cities with the least-dangerous drivers in the United States. A survey by Men's Health magazine ranked the country's most crash-prone cities and honestly, Boston got an A-minus rating, finishing third to first-place St. Paul, Minn., and second-place Lincoln, Neb. Providence wasn't so lucky, and is apparently a wicked worse place to drive: It was 95th on the list of top 100 cities with the most dangerous drivers.

Men's Health tabulated the rate of fatal crashes, percentage of fatalities involving alcohol, speeding or hit and run, and the rate of seatbelt use. Also factored in was the average number of years between accidents and laws on cellphone use while driving.

The full story will be in the April issue of Men's Health - and not, if you're from Boston and know better, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not."

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