The study came from Consumer Affairs and it's bad news for at least one CT city, Hartford.

WRKI and WINE logo
Get our free mobile app

Consumer Affairs set out to determine which cities in America have the worst drivers and Memphis, Tennessee was named the worst of the worst. Here are the Top 5:

1. Memphis, TN

2. Baton Rouge, LA

3. Albuquerque, NM

4. Macon, GA

5. St. Louis, MO

Hartford landed at #16 on the list with a terrible score of 15.8 "bad driving fatal crashes per 100K." For comparison, the national average is 5.8. These cities were named the safest:

1. Green Bay, WI

2. Cary, NC

3. Oxnard, CA

4. Bellevue, WA

5. McKinney, TX

No, Danbury was not on the list but here's why it did not qualify but only because it's too small. But I am here to tell you it should be on the list and right near the top. I thought I'd seen it all, I thought I'd done all the complaining that I could do until I saw something last Friday (7/14/23).

I was taking my daily stroll along Main street. I walk in a pattern, it's a giant square in the Downtown area and I did two loops that day. On both loops around I saw a wrong way driver. That's correct, two separate individuals driving north in the southbound lanes of Main Street. Add that to the growing list of complaints I have about the driving experience on Main Street which include:

  • Driving on the sidewalk (yes, I saw that)
  • Running red lights
  • Cars parked in the slow lane on Main Street
  • Pedestrians popping out in the middle of the street where there is no crosswalk
  • Illegal motorcycles swerving between cars

Just keep it up everyone, keep doing what you want and everything should workout just right.

Check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast on Apple and Spotify

Wildlife Expert Shares Connecticut's Top 5 Most Dangerous Animals

To come up with the 5 Most Dangerous animals in Connecticut I consulted with an expert. Her name is Jen "The Zookeeper" Kotkin and she immediately took issue with the phrasing "the most dangerous." I mean she knew what I was angling for but made clear to me that these animals are only dangerous when approached, protecting their cubs and food, etc. She told me: "wild animals aren’t out there looking to start fights, and take the flight versus fight route whenever possible." 

Without further adieu...Cue the scary music....These are CT's 5 Most Dangerous Animals

6 Danbury Themed Gifts That Would Be Great For Lovers of Local

I love living in Danbury and I'm very proud to represent it in all ways. Being given a Danbury themed gift may not mean something to most people but I'd cherish one. If you're a Hatter and love your hometown then you're going to appreciate this short list of Danbury gifts that would make for great deals for any occasion.
Aurora Photography
Aurora Photography


More From WRKI and WINE