Sep 2

Where Does Your City Rank in Best/Worst Drivers?

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Is your cities one of the most automobile accident cities or one where the least car accidents occur. This week, Allstate Insurance Company released its seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™.” The report ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers, according to Allstate claim data.

This year’s top honor of “America’s Safest Driving City” is Fort Collins, Colorado. This is the second year in the row for Fort Collins to be at the top spot. According to the report, the average driver in Fort Collins will experience an auto collision every 14 years, which is 28.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years.

Car accidents in general have declined over the last few years, but fatalities from car accidents still average more than 32,000 every year despite technological advances, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

So, what cities have the best drivers? The top ten include:

  • Fort Collins
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Chandler, Ariz.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Springfield, Mo.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Eugene, Ore.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.

The safest “big cities” (population of at least 1 million) are as follows:

  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • Houston
  • Chicago

What about the worst drivers or cities with the highest chances of being involved in a crash? The worst cities for car accidents include:

  • Washington D.C. (the worst at 193rd worst city)
  • Baltimore, MD (ranked 192)
  • Providence, RI (ranked 189)
  • Philadelphia, PA (ranked 188)
  • Hartford, CT (ranked 187)
  • San Francisco, CA (ranked 185)

Of interest to me is that Tampa was ranked 176, St. Petersburg was ranked 74, and my hometown of Naperville, IL was ranked 125. Click here to check out the cities that interest you.

Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, click here to schedule a free case consultation with me, Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes. My Clearwater personal injury law firm — Perenich Caulfield Avril & Noyes — has been caring for clients since 1955. Benefit from our experience!

  1. Timmy Radloff 18 Jan 2012 | reply

    With the increasing number of cars, the best that can be done is to reduce the cases of irresponsible drivers. It would be better if car industries make ads about driving safely. That would encourage people even more to take safety precautions when on the road.

  2. Stephen Schaunt 9 Sep 2011 | reply

    Very true. I drove around Fort Collins a few weeks ago and it was a breeze. Motorists there are well-disciplined and are obviously aware of the travel rules and regulations. It’s like driving in Singapore. It’s no surprised that D.C. got the bottom spot again. I hope the local government will do something about this.

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