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In Ranking Of Nation's Best And Worst Drivers, Cincinnati Is Middle Of The Road

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Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton also find themselves on the list of "The Nation's Best and Worst Drivers for 2018."

Cincinnati hit cruise control on its spot on a survey of the nation's best and worst drivers. 

The Queen City parked at No. 32—as it did in the same analysis last year—on QuoteWizard's list of "The Nation's Best and Worst Drivers for 2018." The online insurance comparison company measured 2017 statistics like number of accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and driving citations to determine the best and worst drivers in the most populous 75 markets in the U.S. 

Columbus, meanwhile, rose three spots to land at No. 4 on the "worst" drivers list. While Ohio's capital city cut down on accidents and speeding, it increased DUI and violation rates, according to the data. "Considering the fact that Columbus was recently named one of America's best cities for beer drinkers, their propensity for buzzed driving should come as no surprise," QuoteWizard wrote in a release. (For what it's worth, Columbus came in at No. 6 and Cincinnati at No. 4 on that 2016 roundup.)

Elsewhere around the state, Cleveland climbed from No. 18 to 17, and Dayton fell from 45 to 51. 

Here are the top 10 cities with the worst drivers, according to QuoteWizard's list. See the full rankings here

Nation's Top 10 Worst Drivers By City

  1. Omaha, NE
  2. Riverside, CA
  3. Sacramento, CA
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Los Angeles, CA 
  10. Salt Lake City, UT
Jennifer Merritt brings 20 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU.