City says website does not tread carefully in reporting rude driver
The city of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Says insurance buying website Insurify did not verify the validity of its data when it identified the small suburb of Sacramento as home to the rudest drivers in the country .
Insurify compiled its data in August by analyzing its database of millions of apps in 2021 looking at several categories of offenses – rate of stop failure, failure to give in, tailgating, illegal overruns, inappropriate support, Hit and run and street racing – to rank cities by the rudest drivers, CBS Sacramento reported on Tuesday.
Not only did Rancho Cordova have the worst rude driving rate in California at 65.37 per 1,000 drivers against the national average of 22.65 per 1,000, but it also topped the country, according to the news station. The two cities ranked second for rudest drivers were also in California: Citrus Heights and Ventura.
City officials, meanwhile, said they looked at their own data on all citations issued to Rancho Cordova in 2021 and found that the rate of such “gross” violations is “considerably lower,” at just $ 1. 8 per 1,000 residents, according to the CBS report.
They also denounced the selective bias of Insurify’s data set, noting that the statistics that gave Rancho Cordova such a poor ranking come only from people who have applied for insurance through the company. “Look at the source: Insurify is an insurance broker with a vested interest in the sale of auto insurance,” city officials said in a statement.