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Here Are the Most Dangerous Cities for Trick-or-Treaters Due to Distracted Drivers [People]

October 25, 2019

Parents and trick-or-treaters, beware of distracted drivers this Halloween.

As over 41 million Americans prepare to celebrate the spooky holiday with the trick-or-treating tradition, per the U.S. Census Bureau, safety is on the minds of many. Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a mobile telematics and analytics provider, has found that certain cities are more dangerous for trick-or-treaters than others based on the vigilance and care of drivers in the area.

The agency said it analyzed the data of 856,962 drives in the U.S. on Oct. 31, 2018, taking into consideration speed and if any of the drivers broke hard at least once during their trip.

The company highlighted five cities — Park City, Utah; Memphis, Tennessee; Arlington, Virginia; and Miami — as the most distracted. Meanwhile, drivers in five other areas — Portland, Oregon; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Jacksonville, Florida; and the Hamptons, New York — were found to be the most likely to speed, according to the company.

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