Police refute study saying Edmonds has most distracted drivers in state

Police refute study saying Edmonds has most distracted drivers in state

Edmonds police are refuting a study that ranked their city the worst in the state when it came to distracted driving crashes.

My Edmonds News reports that officers say how they investigate collisions may be affecting their ranking.

They cited the extreme detail of their incident reports.

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The rank came from a distracted driving study done by QuoteWizard last week using distracted driving crash data from 2017.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 11,504 distracted driving crashes in the state. Of those, 87 were fatal.

QuoteWizard’s top 15 cities in Washington with the highest rate of distracted driving crashes follows:

  1. Edmonds
  2. SeaTac
  3. Tacoma
  4. Lakewood
  5. Everett
  6. Lynnwood
  7. Mountlake Terrace
  8. Bellevue
  9. Bothell
  10. Seattle
  11. Mount Vernon
  12. Tumwater
  13. Longview
  14. Moses Lake
  15. Bremerton

QuoteWizard said its 2018 study on best and worst drivers in the U.S. ranked Washington as the 10th worst driving state in the country.

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