As Americans, we spend an average of 293 hours behind the wheel each year. With all that time on the roads, it’s important to take safety into account every day. Recently, Allstate released its 13th annual America's Best Drivers Report, which ranks the U.S. cities with the safest drivers. Meanwhile, the National Safety Council (NSC) released its State of Safety report.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), July and August are the deadliest months on the road, each averaging 116 deaths per day. In light of this, Allstate has launched a new safe-driving campaign to raise awareness and urge people to stay safe and alert while driving. According to the NSC, no state received an “A” or goes far enough to protect their residents from the leading causes of preventable accidents.
Allstate’s 10 Safest Cities
Allstate hopes to encourage people to take their safety seriously by advocating for smart and focused driving habits. Their Best Drivers Report ranks America’s 200 largest cities, based on Allstate claim data.
This year’s three safest cities retained their top spots from last year’s report, though Kansas City, Kansas pulled into first ahead of Brownsville, Texas. Madison, Wisconsin remained in third.
Here is the top 10:
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Brownsville, Texas
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Cape Coral, Florida
- Boise, Idaho
- Laredo, Texas
- Port St. Lucie, Florida
- McAllen, Texas
- Olathe, Kansas
Keep in mind that Allstate represents just under 10 percent of all U.S. car insurance policies, making their report just a snapshot of American roadways.
National Safety Council Ranks
The National Safety Council is on a mission to eliminate preventable deaths in all areas of our lives. In their State of Safety report, the NSC graded states on actions and policies they have taken—or not taken—to reduce risk for their residents. The report presented their findings after a year-long project studying safety across America. One factor in the report is road safety.
In the State of Safety, the NSC graded states across eight road safety issues—alcohol impaired driving, child passenger safety, distracted driving, older drivers, seat belt use, speeding, teen drivers and vulnerable road users—using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Top States for Road Safety:
- District of Columbia
Bottom States for Road Safety:
- South Dakota
The Bottom Line
When it comes to road safety, we all need to do our part. Sometimes, safer driving comes from driving a safer vehicle. If you have credit challenges and need a car, let Drivers Lane help.
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