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
|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