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Friday, 04 September 2015 19:23

Allstate Ranks California Cities Based on Safest Drivers, Lancaster Leads L.A. County in 11th Place

Allstate Insurance Company released on September 1 its eleventh 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
1 / 45 Lancaster 10 .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.

National Safety Council, http://www.nsc.org/Measure/Pages/safety-management-research-statistical-services.aspx
Traffic Volume Trends (US DOT – Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information): http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/tvt.cfm

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