Americans are driving more miles and having more accidents, making safety a growing concern. With that in mind, Allstate ranked the safest-driving large cities in the U.S., with Brownsville, Texas, coming in at No. 1.
The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities and the surrounding suburban metropolitan areas have the safest drivers. The report tabulates property damage frequency of Allstate insured drivers from 2013-2014 and uses the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2014 as of July 1, 2015.
The top 10 safest-driving cities in the 2016 Best Drivers Report are:
When factoring auto property damage claims with population density, the 10 safest-driving cities are:
- Madison, Wis.
- Brownsville, Texas
- Boise, Idaho
- New York, N.Y.
- Milwaukee, Wis.
- Wichita, Kan.
- Hialeah, Fla.
- McAllen, Texas
- Olathe, Kan.
- Lincoln, Neb.
Allstate also looked at how city drivers compare to their suburban counterparts. With less population density, suburban drivers tend to get into collisions less frequently and experience fewer hard-braking events, defined as slowing down eight miles per hour or more over a one-second period.
The data on hard-braking events came from Allstate’s Drivewise, which enables consumers to monitor their driving habits to improve safety and gain rewards on their insurance.
Allstate said the report is for educational purposes only and is not used to determine auto insurance rates.