Insurer Ranks American Cities For Roadway Safety

To facilitate what it calls an ongoing dialogue on safe driving, Allstate Insurance Co. recently released its annual America’s Best Drivers Report identifying the safest U.S. cities for motorists.

The report compiles collision-related property damage claims the insurer received from insured drivers in about 200 of America’s largest cities. Based on this data, Ft. Collins, Colorado was determined to be America’s safest city; Indianapolis was 44th on the list, so there appears to be some room for improvement in Hoosier driving habits. Rounding out the top five cities were Chattanooga, Boise, Colorado Springs, and Knoxville. Our nation’s capital was ranked as the worst city for driving safety on this list.

According to an Allstate official, “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.”

The company has some general safe driving tips that may help to avoid a road accident regardless of what state or city in which you might reside:  stay alert and minimize distractions like cell phones, maintain awareness of road conditions especially in bad weather, don’t tailgate, avoid being either a perpetrator or victim of road rage, and service your car regularly.

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