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These are the cities with the best & worst drivers in Michigan

Posted: 2:21 PM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-07 13:54:32-04
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(WXYZ) — We know that Michigan doesn't have great roads, but a new report from QuoteWizard looked to find the cities with the best and worst drivers in the state.

The company ranked the 50 largest cities in the state by analyzing over 500,000 insurance quotes from drivers using QuoteWizard.com and ranked the cities with the highest number of incidents. Those incidents include accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and tickets.

The worst-driving city in the state is Holland, followed by Livonia, Rochester Hills, Southgate and Royal Oak. As for the best-driving cities, it is Holt, followed by Flint, Burton, Pontiac and Eastpointe.

"Heading west from safe-driving cities Detroit and Dearborn, driver quality takes a steep drop when you hit Livonia, runner up for the worst drivers in Michigan. Livonia is surrounded by safe drivers in neighboring cities, but with the Ann Arbor Trail and Edward N Hines Drive weaving through Livonia, drivers likely move through them with reckless abandon," the article says about Livonia, ranked as the second-worst city.

"Just a few minutes north of Livonia resides Michigan's third-worst city of drivers, Rochester Hills. With only a couple highways and fairly straight roads, the problem likely resides with its residents. Specifically, the younger residents in western Rochester Hills on the Oakland University campus. The 20,000 students enrolled at Oakland University could very well bog down the driver quality in Rochester Hills. Younger drivers tend to exhibit riskier driving behaviors compared to their older and wiser counterparts," they said about Rochester Hills.

The list from worst to best is below.

Rank (worst)City
1Holland
2Livonia
3Rochester Hills
4Southgate
5Royal Oak
6Oak Park
7Macomb
8Midland
9Waterford
10St. Clair Shores
11Grand Rapids
12Troy
13Sterling Heights
14Westland
15Canton
16Wyoming
17Inkster
18Kalamazoo
19Bay City
20East Lansing
21Farmington Hills
22Redford
23Clinton Township
24Portage
25Novi
26Roseville
27Taylor
28Allen Park
29Muskegon
30Madison Heights
31Ann Arbor
32Dearborn Heights
33Jackson
34Garden City
35Port Huron
36Battle Creek
37Lansing
38Saginaw
39Southfield
40Lincoln Park
41Mount Pleasant
42Warren
43Dearborn
44Detroit
45Wyandotte
46Eastpointe
47Pontiac
48Burton
49Flint
50Holt