Drive Safely, Even in the Worst Driving Cities in America

Drive Safely, Even in the Worst Driving Cities in America

Andrei Zakhareuski
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Andrei Zakhareuski

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 Driving-tests.org’s Beginner Driver’s Guide.

Sources:

Allstate: Where are the Safest Driving Cities in America? The Ninth Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®” Reveals New Results
http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/News-Releases/releases/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
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl648/dl648pt8.htm

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