FLORIDA, USA — We all know Florida doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to driving.
That's why it may come as a surprise to some that an insurance quoting site would rank the best -- not just the worst -- places to drive in the Sunshine State.
QuoteWizard's website even goes as far as to say Florida is a state that consistently "ranks among the nation's best drivers."
The study ranked the 50 largest Florida cities, analyzing more than 400,000 insurance quotes from Florida drivers based on its website. The study also ranked cities based on the highest rate of traffic incidents, including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and other citations.
So where does your Florida city rank in the list?
Since we all would like to end on a happy note, let's start with the 10 worst.
Worst Driving Cities in Florida:
4 Cape Coral
7 St. Petersburg
8 Pine Hills
9 Fort Myers
10 Deerfield Beach
Jacksonville was ranked as the worst due to the number of interstates along with traffic fatalities, which the study says were 16.10 road fatalities per 100,000 in 2017. The state average is 14.83, the study adds.
The study says Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg rank in the top 11 worst driving cities in Florida. Pinellas County had 12.16 road fatalities per 100,000 in 2017.
Now that we know the worst, let's get to the best driving cities (if there are any) in Florida.
Best Driving Cities in Florida:
1 Pembroke Pines
2 Daytona Beach
3 Miami Beach
4 The Villages
9 Pompano Beach
10 Delray Beach
The study claims the driving gets better the further south you drive in Florida. The study adds Broward County as a whole was accountable for 11.62 road fatalities per 100,000 people in 2017.
Tampa, while not high up in the list, reached number 18 out of the top 25 cities listed. Brandon, Riverview, and Town 'N' Country even made the top best driving cities on the list, with Brandon ranking 21, Riverview ranking 23, and Town 'N' Country ranking 24.
While the Pinellas County side appears to get a bad rap in the study, it appears there may be hope for Tampa drivers just yet.
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