It looks like Haligonians might want to consider going back to driving school.
A new report by Allstate that analyzed 81 communities across Canada found that Halifax is the most dangerous place to drive in the country. With a 24 per cent increase in collisions last year, it’s easy to see why. But it turns out the ranking may have little to do with the driving abilities of the average resident, which may make some Maritimers feel a little better.
“Last year was unprecedented,” insurance broker Karen Slaunwhite said. “We had a winter that people can’t remember ever having. And it was very unusual in particular how Halifax was hit.”
As any Canadian knows, as soon as any snow falls, everyone has a tendency to forget how to drive. And since Halifax had quite a brutal winter last year, it’s likely the snow had more to do with the increase in crashes than the abilities of individual drivers. That said, police and insurance companies believe people can always do more to help keep the streets safer.
You can learn more about why Halifax was ranked as the most dangerous place to drive in the video above.