Composite Score Breakdown
Aggressive driving rate
Across the 660 U.S. cities surveyed, on average, 10.8% of drivers have been cited for aggressive driving behavior. Among the top cities in every state, however, the average rate jumps to 14.0%, a whopping 30% greater than the national average. Petersburg, Virginia has the highest aggressive driving rate in the nation. The city with the lowest rate of aggressive driving is The Villages, Florida, with 3.6% of drivers reporting aggressive citations on their record — 66% lower than the national average.
The most common aggressive driving violation is speeding. Insurify’s data scientists included both exceeding the posted speed limit and driving too fast for conditions when identifying speeding rates across the nation. The average share of drivers with at least one of these speeding infractions on record is 9.5%. At 18.5%, drivers in Kennewick, Washington have the highest speeding rate in the nation, exceeding the national average by 95%. Meriden, Connecticut has the lowest speeding rate in the nation at 3.2%, which is 66% lower than the national average.
Failure to stop rate
The second most common aggressive driving violation is failure to stop. In this analysis, Insurify’s data scientists included failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to stop at a red light, and failure to stop for a school bus when identifying failure to stop rates. On average, 11.6 per 1,000 drivers reported at least one failure to stop citation across the 660 U.S. cities surveyed. Citrus Heights, California has the highest failure to stop rate in the nation at 55.3 per 1000 drivers, which is a staggering 394% higher than the national average. The Villages, Florida has the lowest nationwide rate at 1.3 per 1,000 drivers, standing 89% lower than the national average.
Failure to yield, reckless driving, tailgating, and passing where prohibited rates
Aggressive driving can come in many forms, even if they occur less frequently. The average failure to yield citation rate across U.S. cities is 40.6 per 10,000 drivers. The average rate of reckless driving is 10.7 per 10,000 drivers. For tailgating and passing where prohibited, the average rate is 8.5 per 10,000 drivers and 6.0 per 10,000 drivers, respectively.