Top 10 Safest Cities to Drive In

By Colin Bird  on September 7, 2010

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In what city are you least likely to get in a car crash? For the past six years, Allstate Insurance Co. has conducted yearly studies to answer that question.

By sifting through the insurer’s auto claims, Allstate is able to predict the likelihood that a driver will get in an auto accident, depending on what city they live in. Below is a list of the top 10 safest cities to drive in and the top 10 safest cities to drive in with a population of more than 1 million people. When comparing the two lists, they show that more accidents occur in densely populated areas.

Where does your city place? Click below the jump to see the charts.

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood 
Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

1. Fort Collins, Colo.

-31.2% less likely

14.5

2. Chattanooga, Tenn.

-22.7% less likely

12.9

3. Boise, Idaho

-22.3% less likely

12.9

4. Colorado Springs, Colo.

-20.0% less likely

12.5

5. Knoxville, Tenn.

-19.5% less likely

12.4

6. Eugene, Ore.

-18.3% less likely

12.2

7. Reno, Nev.

-18.2% less likely

12.2

8. Huntsville, Ala.

-18.1% less likely

12.2

9. Lincoln, Neb.

-17.9% less likely

12.2

10. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

-16.5% less likely

12.0

 

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood 
Compared to National Average

Average Years Between Collisions

74. Phoenix

1.9% more likely

9.8

103. San Diego

8.3% more likely

9.2

159. New York City

28.6% more likely

7.8

161. Houston

29.5% more likely

7.7

163 San Antonio

30.2% more likely

7.7

167. Chicago

32.3% more likely

7.6

173. Dallas

35.2% more likely

7.4

183. Los Angeles

44.7% more likely

6.9

187. Philadelphia

53.5% more likely

6.5

192. Baltimore

79.4% more likely

5.6

Safety Top 10s