Good Samaritans Live in Los Angeles

Yes, they still exist, and OnStar has found them (most of them, at least) in Los Angeles. According to the largest telematics solutions provider on the US market, residents in the City of Angels rank first when it comes to good deeds in traffic.

This week OnStar released a series of data related to how many calls it received from its subscribers, calls which let OnStar know that another motorist is in one kind of problem or another.

In Los Angeles, 2,449 people called OnStar last year to report a problem one of their traffic partners was experiencing. By comparison, in Chicago, the second in the top ten of cities filled with good samaritans, only 1,540 such calls were received. At the bottom of the top is the nation's capital, where either motorists haven't encountered as many problems, or they did and no one was willing to help (only 115 calls were made from DC)..

"Los Angeles residents deserve a huge pat on the back for their part in reporting actionable situations to our advisors, and ultimately helping to ensure many drivers' safety," said Terry Inch, director of Subscriber Services. "We're all familiar with the adage of helping one's neighbor, but L.A. has really taken that phrase to mean 'helping your fellow motorist.'"

Below is the list of ten cities that have entered the top compiled by OnStar. The numbers represent, as said, calls that came in to announce that a person other than the one making the call was in trouble.
  • Los Angeles: 2,449
  • Chicago: 1,540
  • Houston: 1,299
  • Dallas: 1,113
  • New York: 957
  • Atlanta: 942
  • Philadelphia: 830
  • Boston: 638
  • Miami: 217
  • Washington, D.C.: 115 
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