Allstate Report Ranks Phoenix Number 1 For Safe Drivers

freeway car crashPhoenix received high marks in Allstate’s 12th annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” released last month. The report ranks 200 of America’s largest cities based on their frequency of car accidents. Phoenix ranked number 70 overall and number one in safe drivers among cities with a population of more than one million people. An average driver in Phoenix will experience a collision just once every 9.7 years.

In 2015, the U.S. had the highest number of roadway fatalities since 2008 – 38,000 deaths nationwide.The increase may be due to the fact that Americans are traveling more today than they have in the past. From March 2015 to February 2016, the total number of miles driven increased three percent to 3.15 trillion miles. That is the largest year-to-year jump in the U.S. in 20 years.

Across the U.S., the average driver will experience a crash every 10 years. Most of these accidents are the result of driver habits that are dangerous and preventable. Driving drunk, distracted driving, speeding, and failure to use safety features like seat belts contributes to 94 percent of car crashes. Distracted driving alone is to blame for over one-quarter of all car accidents in the U.S.

Allstate’s report on car accidents is released annually to remind drivers to practice safe driving habits, which will hopefully decrease the total number of accidents. Allstate found that Brownsville, Texas has the safest drivers in the country. Drivers in Brownsville get into a car accident once every 14.6 years.

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