#2 Safest Driving City in America


The Report (excerpt from Allstate Press Release, click here for full release
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.

A weighted average of the two-year numbers determined the annual percentages. The report defines an auto crash as any collision resulting in a property damage claim. Allstate's auto policies represent about 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies, making this report a realistic snapshot of what's happening on America's roadways.

For the third time in the report's nine-year history, Fort Collins was revealed as the safest driving city. The top ten cities are:


City & Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Compared
to National Average
Average Years Between
1. Fort Collins, Colo. 28.2% less likely 13.9
2. Boise, Idaho 28.0% less likely 13.9
3. Sioux Falls, S.D. 21.8% less likely 12.8
4. Brownsville, Texas 21.1% less likely 12.7
5. Madison, Wis. 20.3% less likely 12.5
6. Reno, Nev. 20.2% less likely 12.5
7. Huntsville, Ala. 20.1% less likely 12.5
8. Visalia, Calif. 18.5% less likely 12.3
9. Montgomery, Ala. 16.3% less likely 11.9
10. Eugene, Ore. 16.2% less likely 11.9
Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Charity Nelson
Director of Economic Development
Mobile: 208-863-8521
Phone: 208-472-5240
Ethan Mansfield
Project & Research Manager
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
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Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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