The study looked at All State Canada data and tracked collision frequency among customers in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario and ranked 81 communities across the country. Halifax came in 81st place in regards to safety on the roads.
Deanna Lumax, the agency manager for the Allstate office at Dartmouth Crossing, said the dubious honour could be the result of two things.
“You see a lot of people on their phones. There are a lot of bad drivers out here. People are not paying attention when they should be,” he said.
Tom Furlong has been instructing young drivers in Halifax for approximately 40 years.
He said the driving behaviour in Halifax has evolved in the last few years.
The community with the lowest collision rate was Spruce Grove, Alberta which was 3.43 per cent.
Overall in Canada, the collision frequency rate has risen from 5.19 per cent to 5.57 per cent since the last study. In the last study, Halifax ranked 73rd.
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