Yesterday, the Allstate Insurance Company released a list ranking America’s largest 200 cities by how safe their drivers are. The list is based on collision frequency data to determine which cities have the safest and least safe drivers.
Fort Collins, Co., earned the title of “America’s Safest Driving City” for the second year in a row, with the average driver getting into an accident only once in 14 years. On the other hand, Washington, D.C., ranked as the city with the least safe drivers. According to Allstate’s data, the average Washingtonian will get into a car accident once every 4.8 years.
Other top safe cities include Boise, Idaho, Lincoln, Neb., Chandler, Ariz., and Huntsville, Ala. Cities with more than one million residents tend to fare worse, with drivers in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia all at least 30 percent more likely to get into an accident than the national average.
Joining Washington, D.C., at the bottom of the list are the cities of Baltimore, Md., Glendale, Calif., Newark, N.J., and Providence, R.I. You can view the full list as a PDF here.
As a native of Baltimore and a resident of DC, this author thinks the list seems pretty spot on for these two cities. Do you think Allstate got your city right?
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