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Thursday, 03 September 2015 23:42

Drivers in Texas Cities Ranked on Safety, Lubbock Comes in 53rd

Allstate Insurance Company today released its eleventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®” and Lubbock ranked 53 safest 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 Lubbock will experience an auto collision every 9.8 years. Lubbock ranks 75 when population density is considered and 56 when precipitation is considered.

“As a trusted advisor to Allstate customers in Lubbock, we’re sharing these report results to help them become safer drivers,” said Russell Donaway, an Allstate agency owner in Lubbock. “While Lubbock ranks highly on the report, slowing down, leaving room between you and other drivers, and minimizing distractions are tips for Lubbock’s drivers to always remember to remain safe while on the road.”

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.

Below is a look at how other cities in Texas finished in the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.City & Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average Average Years Between Collisions

  • Amarillo (23) -8.1% 10.9
  • Arlington (175) +40.9% 7.1
  • Austin (166) +37.1% 7.3
  • Brownsville (2) -24.6% 13.3
  • Corpus Christi (58) +4.8% 9.5
  • Dallas (177) +43.0% 7.0
  • El Paso (50) +2.1% 9.8
  • Fort Worth (153) +30.9% 7.6
  • Frisco (146) +27.6% 7.8
  • Garland (181) +44.4% 6.9
  • Grand Prairie (171) +38.0% 7.2
  • Houston (170) +37.9% 7.2
  • Irving (182) +44.4% 6.9
  • Killeen (135) +24.8% 8.0
  • Laredo (8) -14.7% 11.7
  • Lubbock (53) +2.5% 9.8
  • McAllen (36)  -2.1% 10.2
  • McKinney (154)  +31.5% 7.6
  • Mesquite (162) +36.4% 7.3
  • Pasadena (99) +14.7% 8.7
  • Plano (163) +36.5% 7.3
  • San Antonio (137) +26.1% 7.9
  • Waco (106) +15.7% 8.6

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.

Cities’ Rankings When Factoring in Population Density

Cities’ Rankings When Factoring in Precipitation

  • Amarillo (32) / (26)
  • Arlington (175) / (172)
  • Austin (178) / (167)
  • Brownsville (4) / (3)
  • Corpus Christi (91) / (54)
  • Dallas (184) / (178)
  • El Paso (59) / (60)
  • Fort Worth (169) / (155)
  • Frisco (167) / (144)
  • Garland (183) / (179)
  • Grand Prairie (185) / (166)
  • Houston (170) / (158)
  • Irving (188) / (181)
  • Killeen (149) / (139)
  • Laredo (5) / (17)
  • Lubbock (75) / (56)
  • McAllen (38)  / (43)
  • McKinney (171)  / (154)
  • Mesquite (173) / (161)
  • Pasadena (100) / (83)
  • Plano (166) / (163)
  • San Antonio (143) / (146)
  • Waco (144) / (99)
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