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allstate090215Allstate Insurance Co. released its 11th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report,” and Lancaster in Los Angeles County ranked safest in California among America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate’s commitment to keeping roadways safer.

According to the report, the average driver in Lancaster will experience an auto collision every 10 years, nearly identical to the national collision average.

“As a trusted advisor to Allstate customers in Lancaster and across the state we’re sharing these results to help us all become safer drivers,” said Phil Telgenhoff, field senior vice president of Allstate in California. “While Lancaster ranks highly on the report, drivers in cities with lower rankings should not get discouraged. Instead, focus on behaviors like slowing down, leaving room between you and other drivers, and minimizing distractions.”

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report was created to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on safe driving that saves lives. Kansas City, Kansas, is recognized as the safest driving city in America with the average driver experiencing an auto collision every 13.3 years, which is 24.8 percent less likely than the national average of every 10 years.

Recently, the National Safety Council estimated the U.S. is on track for its deadliest driving year since 2007. For the first six months of 2015, NSC reported traffic deaths are up 14 percent from a year ago, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher over the same period. While there are many factors that impact highway safety, an improving economy and lower gas prices have led to an increase in the number of miles being driven. The Federal Highway Administration’s latest Traffic Volume Trend Report says cumulative travel for 2015 is up by 3.5 percent. The June report is based on hourly traffic count data reported by the states, using data collected at approximately 4,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide.

Here is how all cities in California finished in the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.

State Rank / U.S. Rank

City

Average Years Between Collisions

Collision Likelihood Compared to Nat’l Avg

1   /  45

Lancaster

10

0.3 % more likely

2   /  60

Salinas

9.5

5.6 %

3   /  67

Rancho Cucamonga

9.2

8.6 %

4   /  69

Palmdale

9.2

8.8 %

5   /  72

Thousand Oaks

9.1

9.3 %

6   /  79

Elk Grove

9

10.5 %

7   /  80

Ontario

9

10.8 %

8   /  81

Oxnard

9

10.8 %

9   / 87

Bakersfield

9

11.7 %

10  /  93

Moreno Valley

8.9

12.9 %

11  /  98

Fontana

8.7

14.4 %

12  /  99

Fresno

8.7

14.5 %

13   / 102

Pomona

8.7

15.2 %

14   / 103

San Bernardino

8.7

15.2 %

15  / 104

Huntington Beach

8.7

15.3 %

16  /  105

Santa Rosa

8.7

15.3 %

17  /  106

Escondido

8.6

15.7 %

18  /  108

Modesto

8.6

15.7 %

19  /  109

Santa Clarita

8.6

15.9 %

20  /  113

Chula Vista

8.5

17 %

21  /  116

Sacramento

8.5

18 %

22  /  118

Stockton

8.5

18.1 %

23  /  124

San Diego

8.4

19.2 %

24  /  125

Riverside

8.4

19.3 %

25  /  127

Oceanside

8.3

20.6 %

26  /  130

Orange

8.2

21.6 %

27  /  133

Corona

8.1

23 %

28  /  140

Santa Ana

7.9

26.6 %

29  /  149

Long Beach

7.8

28.6 %

30  /  157

Hayward

7.6

32.3 %

31  /  160

Irvine

7.4

35 %

32  /  166

San Jose

7.3

37 %

33  /  168

Pasadena

7.3

37.6 %

34  /  170

Sunnyvale

7.3

37.8 %

35  /  173

Fremont

7.2

39 %

36  /  174

Anaheim

7.2

39.1 %

37  /  177

Fullerton

7

42.4 %

38  /  179

Torrance

7

43.5 %

39  /  187

Garden Grove

6.8

46.9 %

40  /  189

Oakland

6.6

52.1 %

41  /  192

Los Angeles

6.1

63.3 %

42  /  194

San Francisco

6.1

65 %

43  /  195

Glendale

5.6

79.4 %

Allstate visually depicts the report in an interactive map found at www.allstate.com/BestDriversReport. The map features the America’s Best Drivers Report with historical collision frequency rankings from the past 11 years in an interactive format.

In addition to the traditional collision frequency rankings, two unique rankings among the top 200 largest cities are featured in the 2015 report. These location factor rankings include population density and precipitation, and show how some cities’ rankings can change when taking these challenging roadway conditions into consideration.

Driving tips for densely populated cities:

 

  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Stop-and-go traffic, gridlock, traffic signal stops, pedestrian walkways and events that create traffic detours can add time to your travel.
  • Stay alert. Be prepared to frequently stop or slow down for pedestrians, emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, parking cars, taxi cabs, and public transportation vehicles such as city buses.

Driving tips for cities with high levels of precipitation:

  • Be aware of road conditions. Ice, snow, fog, rain – all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.
  • Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations – be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as brakes and windshield wipers.

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report

For the past 11 years, Allstate actuaries have conducted an in-depth analysis of company claims data to determine the likelihood drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average. Reported property damage claims were analyzed over a two-year period (from January 2012 to December 2013).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 32,675 car crash fatalities occurred in 2014. Additionally, Allstate research found that 70 percent of vehicles involved in auto claims are considered drivable, which indicates that most claims are the result of low-speed (under 35 miles per hour) collisions. Allstate utilizes the America’s Best Drivers Report to remind drivers to stay vigilant behind the wheel and protect themselves from challenging driving conditions.

About Allstate

The Allstate Corporationis the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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27 Comments

  1. Don Hoffman Don Hoffman says:

    Apparently no one from Allstate has had to drive with the AV commuters on the 14…

  2. Lol how can we be good drivers in scv! All roads are constantly being chopped up or blocked off. Finding alternate routes makes us all late for work or school😐

  3. Maria Garcia Maria Garcia says:

    Maybe bc everything up there is so spread out… What are u going to crash into ? A tumble weed? Lol

    But no I’ve driven in their cities… They drive like mad men

  4. It’s all the yuppie people on their cellphones! Everyone is so impatient honking their horns,and it so fun to watch people not pull over when a emergency vehicle is behind them!

  5. They clearly pulled their stats outta their asses.

  6. Ryan Rivera Ryan Rivera says:

    How do they expect us to be good drivers when half the city is always under construction

  7. Cuz half of them don’t have licenses or insurance so they have to be extra careful.

  8. It’s the ratio of streetlights per mile and the retarded layout of the city

  9. You have to have a car and have insurance to be on this report.

  10. Tom Hanlon it’s true babe

  11. There is nothing to hit in a open environment

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