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Arlington Ranks as Safest ‘City’ for Driving

Arlington is by far the safest place to drive in the country — at least among cities and census-designated places with a population over 150,000.

According to recent federal accident data compiled by CNBC, Arlington has only 0.48 traffic fatalities per 100,000 population. The data includes vehicle occupant and pedestrian fatalities, but does not factor in the raw number of accidents or non-fatal injuries.

The next-safest city has more than twice the fatality rate. Vancouver, Wash. has 1.23 traffic fatalities per 100,000 population. The “most dangerous” city in the country is Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where each year 22.39 people die in accidents for every 100,000 people.

(The accident pictured took place this morning on George Mason Drive near N. 10th Street. Two minor injuries were reported.)

Hat tip to Matt Leighton

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