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Orillia drivers ranked among the worst in the province: Survey

Bradford, Orillia and Barrie all rank in the top 10 worst cities for driving, according to InsuranceHotline.com
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According to InsuranceHotline.com, Simcoe County drivers rank as some of the worst in the province.

Based in information provided by auto insurance shoppers, the website measured driving ability based on reported tickets, collisions, or a combination of the two. Bradford, Orillia and Barrie all ranked in the top 10 worst cities in Ontario for driving based on these reports.

Based on having both a ticket and a collision on their driving record, Bradford ranked second with 8.4 per cent of drivers reporting both, Orillia ranked sixth at 6.6 per cent, and Barrie ranked tenth at 5.9 per cent.

InsuranceHotline.com breaks the rankings down as follows:

The lowdown on tickets

On average, 6.9 per cent of drivers in the province admit to having at least one ticket on their driving record while getting quotes. However, drivers in some cities and towns exceed this average considerably.

City/Town % of Drivers with a Ticket (No collision)
Caledon 15.0%
Orangeville 13.2%
Bradford 12.2%
Peterborough 12.0%
St. Thomas 11.2%
Sudbury 11.0%
Thunder Bay 10.9%
Bolton 10.8%
Stoney Creek 10.6%

Accidentally speaking

From a collision standpoint, overall 8.9 per cent of Ontario drivers admit to having been involved in a collision in the last 10 years. Yet, there are areas in the province where the average is two full percentage points higher.

City/Town % of Drivers with a Collision (No tickets)
Woodstock 13.6%
Orleans 12.8%
Sault Ste. Marie 12.4%
Kanata 12.3%
Gloucester 12.2%
Whitby 11.5%
Pickering 11.5%
Brantford 11.3%
Orillia 11.2%
Burlington 10.9%

Double trouble

Having both a ticket and collision on your driving record is detrimental to your auto insurance premiums and approximately 3.5 per cent of Ontario drivers admit to having at least one of each in their relatively recent past. In 13 communities across the province, however, the average is 5.5 per cent or higher.

City/Town % of Drivers with both a Ticket and Collision
Orangeville 9.4%
Bradford 8.4%
Sault Ste. Marie 8.4%
Woodstock 7.4%
Brantford 6.9%
Orillia 6.6%
Cambridge 6.3%
Thunder Bay 6.3%
St. Thomas 5.9%
Barrie 5.9%
Welland 5.8%
Oshawa 5.6%
Pickering 5.5%



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