On August 27, 2013, Allstate released its Ninth Annual “Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report.”
As seen in the release, “The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America’s 200* largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.”
The news release also states:
According to the most recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crash fatalities increased by more than 1,700 from 2011 to 2012, the first year-to-year increase in fatalities since 2005. While fatalities have increased over the past year, Allstate research found that 70 percent of vehicles involved in auto claims are considered drivable, which indicates that most claims are the result of low speed (under 35 miles per hour) collisions.
For the past nine years, Allstate actuaries have conducted an in-depth analysis of company claims data to determine the likelihood drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average. Internal property damage reported claims were analyzed over a two-year period (from January 2010 to December 2011) to ensure the findings would not be impacted by external influences such as weather or road construction.
Chicago ranks #150, which is ranked 4th in the cities with over 1 million residents. According to the report, the average driver in Chicago will experience an auto collision every 8.0 years, which is 25.2% more likely than the national average of 10 years.
In the release, Allstate also offers safe driving tips, specially tailored for both larger and smaller cities / suburban areas.
Additional details, as well as a link to the full rankings, can be found in the news release.
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