Top 10 Safest Cities to Drive In

Top 10 safest cities

In what city are you least likely to get in a car crash? For the past six years, Allstate Insurance Co. has conducted yearly studies to answer that question.

By sifting through the insurer’s auto claims, Allstate is able to predict the likelihood that a driver will get in an auto accident, depending on what city they live in. Below is a list of the top 10 safest cities to drive in and the top 10 safest cities to drive in with a population of more than 1 million people. When comparing the two lists, they show that more accidents occur in densely populated areas.

Where does your city place? Click below the jump to see the charts.

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood 
Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

1. Fort Collins, Colo.

-31.2% less likely


2. Chattanooga, Tenn.

-22.7% less likely


3. Boise, Idaho

-22.3% less likely


4. Colorado Springs, Colo.

-20.0% less likely


5. Knoxville, Tenn.

-19.5% less likely


6. Eugene, Ore.

-18.3% less likely


7. Reno, Nev.

-18.2% less likely


8. Huntsville, Ala.

-18.1% less likely


9. Lincoln, Neb.

-17.9% less likely


10. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

-16.5% less likely



City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood 
Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

74. Phoenix

1.9% more likely


103. San Diego

8.3% more likely


159. New York City

28.6% more likely


161. Houston

29.5% more likely


163 San Antonio

30.2% more likely


167. Chicago

32.3% more likely


173. Dallas

35.2% more likely


183. Los Angeles

44.7% more likely


187. Philadelphia

53.5% more likely


192. Baltimore

79.4% more likely


By Colin Bird | September 7, 2010 | Comments (2)
Tags: Safety, Top 10s


Anonymous Coward

Title is misleading. "Safest to drive in" doesn't necessarily equate to "least likely to have a collision in."

I'm surprised to see Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Huntsville on the "safest" list, since those states are in the NASCAR belt.

This report doesn't seems to be proper as there are many city which are having more number of accident then shown in the report. It looks like the report is only of the one specific company of which the people have claimed for the insurance. Report should be generated on the number of people density and the car density in that area as well for getting the accurate data.

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