No matter where you live, you've probably encountered at least one bad driver throughout your lifetime. However, while you may feel that your city is one of the worst cities for driving, a new study has broken down exactly which cities in Ontario have the worst drivers. Surprisingly enough, Toronto isn't ranked as one of the worst.
While many drivers often expect that residents in large urban areas, such as Toronto, would be considered the worst drivers, Insurance Hotline proves that this is not the case. In fact, in order to find the worst drivers, you actually need to look beyond the big cities.
Insurance Hotline was able to determine exactly which city has the worst drivers throughout Ontario by comparing the number of tickets and collisions of the local drivers in each city. Using this method, they found that Orangeville is considered the worst city in Ontario for driving. In Orangeville, drivers are 1.9 times more likely to have a ticket, accident, or both on their record compared to the Ontario average.
Bradford, Woodstock, Sault St. Marie, Brantford, and Orillia all followed closely behind as some of the worst cities to drive in. All six of these cities gaining a 'D' rating according to Insurance Hotline.
However, it's not all bad news. Insurance Hotline also ranked the best cities in Ontario for driving and North York ranked number one in all of Ontario.
According to Insurance Hotline, those who are driving in North York are 22 percent less likely to actually get into a car accident or receive a ticket than the rest of the province.
Toronto, East York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, and Scarborough were all ranked with 'A' statuses, showing that the GTA core actually contains some of the best drivers throughout the entire province.
Insurance Hotline also reveals that car accidents aren't as common as many Ontarians assume. On average, only 8.9 percent of Ontario drivers have admitted to being involved in a collision in the past ten years.
To view the full list of the best and worst drivers in Ontario, you can read the Insurance Hotline's study here.