The average U.S. driver goes 10.57 years between collisions, according to a report by Allstate, and the insurance company discovered that the likelihood of you being involved in a car crash has a lot to do with where you live.
Allstate recently listed its annual America’s Best Drivers Report, which ranks the U.S. cities with the best and worst drivers. The cities with the most safe and not-so-safe motorists are:
- Brownsville, Texas: This city takes the top spot for the second consecutive year.
- Baltimore, Maryland: This city’s drivers made the most collision claims.
Allstate: Cities with the best and worst drivers
The purpose of the study, now in its 15th year, is to bring attention to driver safety, the insurer says. The report analyzes property damage claims from January 2016 to December 2017 to determine the likelihood of a collision in America’s 200 largest cities.
Did your city make the list? Check out the following charts to see if you live in a place with the best — or worst — drivers.
Top 15 cities with the best drivers
|2019 Rank||Cities||Average Years Between Collisions||2018 Rank|
|4||Kansas City, Kansas||13.21||2|
|7||Fort Collins, Colorado||12.60||9|
|8||Overland Park, Kansas||12.44||13|
|10||Cape Coral, Florida||12.24||8|
|12||Cary, North Carolina||12.02||14|
|13||Colorado Springs, Colorado||12.01||20|
|14||Port St. Lucie, Florida||11.84||12|
This is the first year that “Risky Roads” — cities with the worst drivers — are included in the report. Plus, you can see the roads and highways where you need to exercise a little more caution while driving.
Top 15 cities with the worst drivers
|200||Baltimore, Maryland||Highway 695|
|199||Washington, D.C.||Highway 295|
|198||Boston, Massachusetts||Route 93|
|197||Worcester, Massachusetts||Main Street|
|196||Glendale, California||134 Freeway|
|195||Los Angeles, California||405 Freeway|
|194||Springfield, Massachusetts||Interstate 91|
|193||Providence, Rhode Island||Route 95|
|192||Alexandria, Virginia||Richmond Highway|
|191||Oakland, California||Highway 880|
|190||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Roosevelt Boulevard|
|189||San Francisco, California||Highway 101|
|188||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Interstate 10|
|187||Pasadena, California||210 Freeway|
|186||Hayward, California||Highway 880|
Allstate Chief Claims Officer Ken Rosen says drivers should use this report to focus on keeping our roads safe.
“Each of us needs to ask how we can do our part in our day-to-day lives and for our communities,” Rosen says in a news release. “And beyond that, this country needs to come together to address pressing safety issues, such as rebuilding our roadway infrastructure to reduce risky conditions on America’s roads.”
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