Do you wonder where your city ranks in the U.S. in terms of the safest city for drivers? Allstate knows it’s important to keep tabs on such things and, in its eighth annual “Allstate America’s Best Driver’s Report,” it details the 10 safest U.S. cities for drivers (of a total of 200 cities).
You might be surprised at the safest cities on the list. Then, again, maybe you won’t be all that surprised. After all, the report is based on car collision frequency, and the smallest population cities might seem to fare the best.
In fact, that’s true.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota –The top city in the country for “America’s Safest Driving City” is Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This marks the fifth time Sioux Falls has held this coveted title. How safe is it? According to the report, the average Sioux Falls driver will experience a collision every 13.8 years. That’s some 27.6 percent less than the national average of 10 years.
Boise, Idaho – Coming in a close second is Boise, Idaho, where the collision likelihood for the average driver is 27.3 percent less likely than the national average and will occur once every 13.8 years.
Fort Collins, Colorado – Here, the average driver will experience a collision every 13.6 years. This is 26.7 percent less likely than the national average.
Madison, Wisconsin – With a collision likelihood of 23.0 percent less likely than national average, there’s a gap of 13.0 years between expected collisions (for the average driver in Madison).
Lincoln, Nebraska – Another city out there in the wide-open spaces is Lincoln, Nebraska, where there’s a collision likelihood of 19.3 percent less likely than national average and 12.4 average years between collisions.
Huntsville, Alabama – The first Southern city on the list of top 10 safest U.S. cities for drivers is Huntsville, Alabama, where the collision likelihood is 19.1 percent less likely than national average. The average years between collisions are also 12.4 years, just like Lincoln, Nebraska.
Chandler, Arizona – Moving back West, Chandler, Arizona takes the number seven spot of safest cities in the U.S. for drivers. In Chandler, the average driver can expect a collision every 12.3 years. That’s an 18.9 percent less likelihood of a collision than the national average.
Reno, Nevada – The Biggest Little City of Reno, Nevada has a similar average of 12.3 years between collisions for the average Reno driver. That’s 18.4 percent less likelihood than the national average.
Knoxville, Tennessee – Here, the likelihood of a collision is 18.4 percent less likely than the national average and the average Knoxville driver can expect to go an average of 12.2 years between collisions.
Springfield, Missouri – With an average of 12.1 years between collisions, the likelihood of a collision compared to the national average is 17.4 percent less likely.
Interestingly, among cities with more than one million people, Phoenix, Arizona again topped the list of safest U.S. cities for drivers – for the eighth consecutive year. Overall, Phoenix ranks #53 on the list of safest cities, with an average of 10.2 years between collisions. That’s a collision likelihood that’s 1.6 percent less likely than the national average.