Was your city named in Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report?

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Does your city have some of the best or the worst drivers behind the wheel? Since 2005, Allstate has released an annual report called “Allstate America’s Best Drivers ReportTM” that ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.

Each year, Allstate rewards a city for its safe driving with a free gas giveaway.  For the fifth anniversary of the Best Drivers report, Allstate decided to look back to 2005 to determine which city has shown the most improvement.  This year’s top honor goes to Alexandria, VA.  According to the report, on average, drivers in Alexandria will experience an auto collision every 7.2 years, an improvement of 1.8 years since 2005. 

Even if your city didn’t get the free gas giveaway, and regardless of where your city ranks on the Best Driver’s Report, GasBuddy is a great way to find the least expensive gas in your area.

America’s Most-Improved Motorists: (Most improved from 2005 to 2009)

City & Overall Ranking

2005 – 2009 Increase in Years Between Accidents

174. Alexandria, Va.

1.8

9. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

1.7

177. Arlington, Texas

1.6

40. Hampton, Va.

1.3

101. Virginia Beach, Va.

1.3

65. Aurora, Colo.

1.2

57. Chesapeake, Va.

1.2

11. Reno, Nev.

1.2

31. Richmond, Va.

1.2

100. Shreveport, La.

1.0

Where does your city fall by safety ranking? (Top Cities)See complete list

Are you surprised by where your city ranks?

What could your town or city do to make improvements to the driving in your area and improve your city’s placement in the study?

The Top 10: (Safest U.S. cities to drive in)

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

1. Sioux Falls, S.D.

-26.1% less likely

13.5

2. Fort Collins, Colo.

-24.6% less likely

13.3

3. Chattanooga, Tenn.

-21.4% less likely

12.7

4. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

-20.7% less likely

12.6

5. Knoxville, Tenn.

-19.0% less likely

12.3

6. Fort Wayne, Ind.

-18.4% less likely

12.2

7. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

-17.7% less likely

12.1

8.Eugene, Ore.

-16.3% less likely

11.9

9. Boise, Ind.

-15.4% less likely

11.8

10. Colorado Springs, Colo.

-15.0% less likely

11.8

Additional “Road” Scholars: (U.S. cities with populations greater than one million)

Drivers in U.S. cities with populations of one million-plus are more likely than the national average to experience a collision.

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

95. Phoenix, Ariz.

8.8% more likely

9.2

108. San Diego, Calif.

13.0% more likely

8.8

145. New York, N.Y.

25.5% more likely

8.0

161. Houston, Texas

32.0% more likely

7.6

168. San Antonio, Texas

36.3% more likely

7.3

170. Chicago, Ill.

37.6% more likely

7.3

173. Dallas, Texas

39.5% more likely

7.2

184. Los Angeles, Calif.

46.6% more likely

6.8

188. Philiadelphia, Pa.

57.1% more likely

6.4

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