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Buckle up: How Valley cities rank among nation's most dangerous, safest cities for drivers

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 12:44:37-05

PHOENIX — Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tops a new study on the most dangerous cities in the United States for drivers — but two cities in Louisiana and Georgia cracked the top 10.

The Car Insurance Companies study, based on 2017 data, created a composite score based on factors including traffic-related deaths, the likelihood of getting in a wreck and vehicle theft rate. Car Insurance Companies curates driving data for consumers.

Phoenix came in at No. 35 in the study of 183 U.S. cities, and the main reason it was in the top 35 was the fact that it had the second-highest number of traffic-related deaths that year (249).

Los Angeles led the nation that year in traffic deaths with 257, while Houston was at No. 3 (245) and New York City was at No. 4 (207).

To see how other Valley cities rank, click here for the full story from the Phoenix Business Journal.