New study finds safest places to drive

August 27, 2013 12:00 AM

How you drive can vary based on where you are, what time of day it is, what the weather is like and a host of other factors. Because of all of these differences, it can be difficult to judge the correct style of driving or to determine where the safest areas are. To get to the bottom of this problem, Allstate released the "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report" to find the location of areas with good drivers and low instances of accidents.

Fort Collins, Colo., topped the list of the best cities for drivers. Motorists in the Colorado metropolis are 28.2 percent less likely to be involved in a collision, which just barely edges out Boise, Idaho, where drivers are 28 percent less likely to have to deal with auto repair

"Allstate's Best Drivers Report was created to boost awareness about the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel, while providing drivers with tips and resources to improve their driving skills," said Mike Roche, senior vice president of claims for the insurance company. "... Allstate has found the most frequent collisions happen during minor fender-benders, but it's important to keep in mind that even lower-speed accidents can have serious outcomes." 

Phoenix, Ariz., was the safest city with a population of more than 1 million people, while Denver, Colo., was tops for an area with a population between 750,000 and 1 million inhabitants. 

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