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Philadelphia was ranked one of the worst cities for safe drivers, according to a recent report by Allstate.

The Allstate report ranked the country’s 200 largest cities and surrounding suburban metropolitan areas based on safe driving. Out of the cities surveyed, Philadelphia took the 191th spot, which was the same ranking it received in 2017. Philadelphia fell behind neighboring cities such as New York City, which ranked 107, and Pittsburgh, which ranked 171, reported CBS Philly.

At the 200th spot, Baltimore took the title of worst city for safe drivers. Brownsville, Texas was ranked the best city.

Philadelphia ranked slightly higher in the "rain and snow" section, taking the 189th spot. 

A separate 2018 study by WalletHub also found that Philadelphia was the fourth worst city for driving, ranking 97th out of the largest 100 cities in the country.

Despite the findings of the Allstate report, Philadelphia has seen a 33 percent decline in arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs from 2009 to 2017, according to the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Report. There was also a dramatic decline in drunk driving incidents in the city, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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