Allstate report: Fort Collins drivers are best in country, D.C. drivers are worst
For the second consecutive year, Fort Collins, Colo., has taken the crown as “America’s Safest Driving City.” Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., ranks as the least safe city for drivers — also for the second consecutive year.
According to the seventh annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, the average driver in Fort Collins will experience a car crash every 14 years, which is 28.6 percent below the national average of 10 years. In Washington, D.C., the average driver will be in a car crash every 4.8 years, which is 107.3 percent above the national average.
“For the second year in a row, we’ve earned the title of the safest driving city in America due to the responsible behavior and safe driving habits of our residents,” Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat says in an Allstate news release.
Based on Allstate claims data, the report ranks the country’s 200 largest cities in terms of car-crash frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.
Behind Fort Collins in the top 10 are:
2. Boise, Idaho, where the average driver gets in a car crash every 13.4 years (25.5 percent less likely than average U.S. driver).
3. Lincoln, Neb. , every 12.9 years (22.7 percent less likely).
4. Chandler, Ariz., every 12.6 years (20.4 percent less likely).
5. Huntsville, Ala., every 12.3 years (18.9 percent less likely).
6. Knoxville, Tenn., every 12.2 years (18.3 percent less likely).
7. Springfield, Mo., every 12.2 years (17.9 percent less likely).
8. Reno, Nev., every 12 years (16.6 percent less likely).
9. Eugene, Ore., every 11.9 years (16.3 percent less likely).
10. Chattanooga, Tenn., every 11.9 years (16.3 percent less likely).
Ahead of Washington, D.C., in the bottom 10 are:
192. Baltimore, every 5.3 years (88.7 percent more likely).
191. Glendale, Calif., every 5.5 years (80.8 percent more likely).
190. Newark, N.J., every 5.9 years (70.8 percent more likely).
189. Providence, R.I., every 6.0 years (66.7 percent more likely).
188. Philadelphia, every 6.2 years (60.2 percent more likely).
187. Hartford, Conn., every 6.3 years (59.6 percent more likely).
186. Jersey City, N.J., every 6.4 years (57.5 percent more likely).
185. San Francisco, every 6.4 years (57.3 percent more likely).
184. Alexandria, Va., every 6.4 years (55.9 percent more likely).
The Allstate report excludes cities in Massachusetts. The report analyzed claims data from January 2008 through December 2009. A weighted average of the two-year numbers determined percentages for the likelihood of being in a car crash.