Report: Portland motorists can't drive in rain or shine
This news is going to sting.
Whether your rear bumper encourages passersby to "Keep Portland Weird" or informs that "My Other Car is a Bicycle," there's one thing all Rose City motorists apparently share: they can't drive.
A new report by Allstate ranks the safety of Portland drivers at near rock bottom — at 190th out of the top 200 largest U.S. cities.
And while Portland is infamous for shutting down the city at the first sign of a snowflake, surely locals know how to handle wet weather conditions?
Portlanders also rank at 190th place for rain and snow driving, according to Allstate's annual "America's Best Drivers" report. And city residents file a new car insurance claim every 5.9 years on average, compared with a national average of 10 years.
Suburban drivers fared slightly better, with an average of 8 years between insurance claims.
To make a bad day worse, Allstate says Rip City is trending toward bottom. In 2017 Portland did slightly better, with a ranking of 187th out of 200.
For context, Eugene is No. 58 on the list and Salem is ranked 128th. Just across the river, Vancouver is 151st.
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