Kansas City, Kansas, Takes the Lead as the Safest Driving City According to the 11th Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®”

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NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kansas City, Kansas tops the chart for the first time ever as the safest
driving city in America according to the eleventh annual “Allstate
America’s Best Drivers Report®.” The report, based on Allstate Insurance
Company claims data, ranks America’s 200 largest cities1 in
terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the
safest drivers. The report underscores Allstate’s commitment to keeping
roadways safer.

Recently, the National Safety Council estimated the U.S. is on track for
its deadliest driving year since 2007.2 For the first six
months of 2015, NSC reported traffic deaths are up 14 percent from a
year ago, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher over the same
period. While there are many factors that impact highway safety, an
improving economy and lower gas prices have led to an increase in the
number of miles being driven. The Federal Highway Administration’s
latest Traffic Volume Trend Report says cumulative travel for 2015 is up
by 3.5 percent.3 The June report is based on hourly traffic
count data reported by the states, using data collected at approximately
4,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide.

 

11th Annual Allstate America’s Best
Drivers Report® Top 10 Safest Cities

City & Overall Ranking

 

Collision Likelihood Compared to
National Average

 

Average Years Between
Collisions

1. Kansas City, Kan.   24.8% less likely   13.3
2. Brownsville, Texas   24.6% less likely   13.3
3. Boise, Idaho   23.5% less likely   13.1
4. Fort Collins, Colo.   21.1% less likely   12.7
5. Cape Coral, Fla.   21.0% less likely   12.7
6. Madison, Wis.   18.2% less likely   12.2
7. Cedar Rapids, Iowa   15.1% less likely   11.8
8. Laredo, Texas   14.7% less likely   11.7
9. Huntsville, Ala.   14.7% less likely   11.7
10. Cary, N.C.   13.8% less likely   11.6
   

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i The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®
tabulates property damage collision frequency of Allstate insured
drivers from 2012-2013.The report analyzes the 200 largest cities from
the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Estimates of the Population for
Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2013 as of July 1, 2014.
In prior years, neighboring cities that shared zip codes also shared
rankings. This only impacted a minimal number of cities; however, in
2014 and 2015, the report used geolocation to increase accuracy and
there are no longer shared rankings. U.S. Census Bureau data was used to
obtain the population density factor. For the precipitation factor,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data was
utilized. Allstate Drivewise® data is based on Allstate customers
voluntarily enrolled in the telematics program from 2010-2014. A number
of cities from the full 200 Best Drivers rankings are excluded in the
Drivewise data due to the limited measurable data available, or because
Drivewise was not available (California, North Carolina, South Carolina
and Texas). The Allstate Best Drivers Report is produced solely to boost
the country’s discussion about safe driving and to increase awareness of
the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel. The report
is not used to determine auto insurance rates.

ii
National Safety Council, http://www.nsc.org/Measure/Pages/safety-management-research-statistical-services.aspx
iii
Traffic Volume Trends (US DOT – Federal Highway Administration,
Office of Highway Policy Information):
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/tvt.cfm

Contacts

For Allstate Insurance Company
Kate Hollcraft/Kari Mather,
847-402-5600
@AllstateNews