Drive Safely, Even in the Worst Driving Cities in America

Last updated:

Driving safely not only depends on your own driving skills, but also the driving habits of everyone else on the road. Unfortunately, not all states are full of safe drivers. In effort to educate drivers on safety, Allstate releases an annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” The report is based on Allstate claims data, and ranks 200 of America’s largest cities driver’s safety.

Do you live in one of the least safe cities to drive in? You do if you live in Arlington, VA, San Francisco, CA, or Miami, FL, according to the latest Allstate report. On a positive note, Fort Collins, Colorado has earned the title of “America’s Safest Driving City” for a third time. According to the study, drivers in Fort Collins are 28.2% less likely to experience an accident every 10 years than the national average.

Whether you live in the most or least safe driving cities, it is important to be a responsible and defensive driver. Here are a few tips about how to be a good defensive driver from the Department of Motor Vehicles:

How to Proceed

  1. 1

    Keep your eyes moving and constantly check your mirrors and surroundings

  2. 2

    Be courteous of other drivers -- give right of way and allow ample room for merging

  3. 3

    Allow one car-length per 10 mph between yourself and the car in front of you

  4. 4

    Look high above your steering wheel to view upcoming obstacles

  5. 5

    Avoid any possible distractions, including mobile phones

For more information on being a safe driver, visit’s Beginner Driver’s Guide.


Allstate: Where are the Safest Driving Cities in America? The Ninth Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®” Reveals New Results

DMV: Defensive Driving Techniques for All Drivers

Andrei Zakhareuski, Founder
Andrei is a driver with 11+ years of experience and the founder of

You may also like:

All but the Yellow Brick: Driving on 6 Types of Roadways Like a Pro

There are over four million miles of roadway in the United States of America. These roads travel through deserts, mountain ranges, huge forests, along beautiful coasts, through small towns, and in some of the largest cities in the world. There are endless types of roads in this country and it is likely that you will drive upon many of them during your driving career. This myriad of roadways encompasses everything from dirt roads to eight-lane expr ...

How to Drive in Large Cities

Driving in large metropolitan areas presents a unique set of challenges. For drivers who are not used to the busy streets and slower pace of city driving, the experience can be quite frustrating. Here are several tips that can help make driving on city streets a little easier. Learn How to Drive in Large Cities1 Understand that city drivers encounter traffic jams, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and herds of pedestrians and cyclists on a daily basis. ...

8 Crucial Steps to Avoid Common Errors When Changing Lanes

Errors made when changing lanes are some of the most common causes of automobile accidents. Whether you are driving on a busy metropolitan four lane road or on an interstate highway, you must use proper lane changing techniques every time you switch from one lane to another. Below are several general considerations about changing lanes that every driver should be aware of.On a four lane road where two lanes travel in one direction and two othe ...