For the 10th year Allstate has collected claim data an issued a report on the come up with the annual rankings to emphasize safe-driving habits and ranks them amongst the 200 biggest urban areas they service.
In this year’s report Worcester, Massachusetts, is the most accident-prone in the United States; Worcester’s drivers have a collision every 4.3 years on average. Washington, D.C., which had finished last in six straight Allstate reports, was third-worst with drivers there having a wreck every 5.1 years.
How did our local cities fair in this report that Kalfus & Nachman PC services, let’s take a look:
2014 Safest Driving City Ranking
Avg. Years Between Accidents
Relative Accident Likelihood (Compared to Nat’l Avg.)
2013 Safest Driving City Ranking
Change from 2013 to 2014
The Peninsula has the overall ranking this year over the Southside in driving safety for Hampton Roads. However, heading out west Richmond, VA was ranked No. 97 in the survey.
2014 Safest City Ranking in the Country goes to Fort Collins, Colorado their motorist’s average 14.2 years between collisions, a rate that makes them 29.6 percent less likely to crash. Hat’s off!!!!
Surprisingly, New York placed 155th for safety with accidents occurring every 7.8 years, and 28.8 percent more likely to be in crash than someone in Fort Collins, CO.The report is based on the following 70% of vehicles involved in claims reviewed by Allstate were still drivable, indicating the collisions occurred at speeds of less than 35 miles an hour, the insurer said. More than 33,500 people died in U.S. crashes in 2012, an increase of about 3.3 percent from the prior year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website.
This Labor Day Weekend they are expecting record traffic on the Virginia Roadways. I-95, I-64, 460, 58, etc, the Virginia State Police are placing additional units throughout the area to assure everyone is kept safety. Please follow the rules of the road, don’t be distracted, don’t drink and drive and don’t drive recklessly. Be safe this weekend.