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Fort Collins, Colorado Safest Driving City

Insurance report reveals which cities have the safest drivers.

by on Sep.02, 2010

In Fort Collins, Colorado the average driver will experience an auto collision every 14.5 years – about 31% less likely than the national average. This makes it the safest driving city in the U.S., according to claims data from the Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE:ALL) released today.

Auto accidents have declined drastically during the last few years as miles driven dropped and the Great Recession and rising unemployment took their tolls. However, crash fatalities still average around 35,000 every year despite technological advances, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Moreover, an epidemic of distracted driving injuries with more than 5,000 annual deaths is underway.

“Human error is the biggest cause of accidents. It is vital for us to educate drivers across the country on the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel,” said Mike Roche, senior vice president, of Allstate’s Claim Organization.

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America’s Safest Driving Cities
City, Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Years Between Collisions
1 Fort Collins, Colo. -31.2% 14.5
2 Chattanooga, Tenn. -22.7% 12.9
3 Boise, Idaho -22.3% 12.9
4 Colorado Springs, Colo. -20.0% 12.5
5 Knoxville, Tenn. -19.5% 12.4
6 Eugene, Ore. -18.3% 12.2
7 Reno, Nev. -18.2% 12.2
8 Huntsville, Ala. 18.1% 12.2
9 Lincoln, Neb. -17.9% 12.2
10 Cedar Rapids, Iowa -16.5% 12.0
Compared to the national average. Source: Allstate, Sept. 2010

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Alexandria is America’s Most Improved Driving City

Report Reveals Which Cities Have the Safest Drivers.

by on Jul.08, 2009

The Allstate Insurance Company released today its fifth annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” It ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers according to Allstate claims data.

This year’s top honor of “America’s Most Improved Driving City” is Alexandria, Virginia. According to the report, the average driver in Alexandria will experience an auto collision every 7.2 years, an improvement of 1.8 years since 2005 when the survey began. Allstate will congratulate motorists in Alexandria for their safe driving improvements with a free gas giveaway today.

Five out of the top 10 most improved driving cities were in Virginia — Alexandria, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Richmond.

America’s Safest Driving Cities

 

 

City, Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood*

Years Between Collisions

 
 
 

   1

Sioux Falls, SD

-26.1%

13.5

 
 

Fort Collins, CO

-24.6%

13.3

 
3   

Chattanooga, TN

-21.4%

12.7

 
 

Cedar Rapids, IO

-20.7%

12.6

 
 

Knoxville, TN

-19.0%

12.3

 
6   

Fort Wayne, IN

-18.4%

12.2

 
7    

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-17.7%

12.1

 
8   

Eugene, OR

-16.3%

11.9

 
9    

Boise, ID

-15.4%

11.8

 
10     

Colorado Springs, CO

-15.0%

11.8

 

* Compared to the national average. Source: Allstate

 
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Drivers in U.S. cities with populations of one million-plus are more likely to experience a collision when compared to the national average. Motorists in Phoenix topped the list in this category, only +8.8%, making them the safest big city commuters.

The worst apparently come from the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia drivers have +57% more collisions than the national average.

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