Brownsville, Texas, is the safest city to drive in the nation followed by Boise, Idaho, and Hunstville, Alabama, according to the 2019 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.
While the average driver in the U.S. gets into a collision every 10.57 years, it happens only every 14.95 years for drivers in Brownsville. Motorists in Boise can expect a crash every 13.65 years and for those in Huntsville it is every 13.39 years — both still well above the national average.
The annual report explores the places where drivers are least likely to experience collisions, ultimately, ranking the country’s 200 largest cities by collision frequency based on Allstate claims data.
Other cities that ranked among the top ten for safest drivers include Kansas City (13.21 years); Laredo, Texas (13.02); Olathe, Kansas (12.66); Fort Collins, Colorado (12.60); Overland Park, Kansas (12.44); McAllen, Texas (12.42); and Cape Coral, Florida (12.24).
To mark the report's 15th anniversary, Allstate for the first time also studied its collision claim counts for streets in the 15 bottom-ranked cities to determine which roads Allstate data reveals to have more crashes.
Highway 695 in Baltimore took first place for riskiest road, followed by Highway 295 in Washington D.C, and Route 93 in Boston, which took third place. Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, ranked fourth for riskiest road and 134 Freeway in Glendale, California, took fifth place.
The objective of ranking “riskiest roads” is to encourage drivers to take extra caution when traversing them as well as to motivate the public to advocate for issues that support better infrastructure, fewer distractions and enhanced traffic flow, notes Allstate.