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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Best And Worst Cities For Driving In Texas


Allstate Insurance Company released their annual report on the best and worst cities in which to drive. The study looked at Allstate collision claims and compared them to the national average and ranked the nation's cities by population. To prevent any type of special event such as floods and hurricanes from skewing the results, the Allstate actuaries analyzed figures over a two year period to reach their results.

The list shows a driver's likelihood to be involved in a collision and the average number of years a driver in that city can expect to go between collisions. Based on their results:

>> The top five safest cities in Texas for drivers, in terms of ranking, are:

1. Laredo – A driver in Laredo can expect to go 11.0 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 9.0 percent less than the national average. Laredo was ranked number 28 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

2. Brownsville - A driver in Brownsville can expect to go 10.8 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 7.8 percent less than the national average. Brownsville was ranked number 32 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

3. McAllen - A driver in McAllen can expect to go 10.6 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 5.2 percent less than the national average. McAllen was ranked number 41 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

4. Amarillo - A driver in Amarillo can expect to go 10.2 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 32.4 percent less than the national average. Amarillo was ranked number 48 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

5. Lubbock - A driver in Lubbock can expect to go 9.8 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 2.5 percent more than the national average. Lubbock was ranked number 69 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.


>> The top five most dangerous cities in Texas for drivers, in terms of ranking, are:

1. Garland – A driver in Garland can expect only 7.0 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 42.5 percent more than the national average. Garland was ranked number 177 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

2. Carrollton - A driver in Carrollton can expect only 7.1 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 40.1 percent more than the national average. Carrollton was ranked number 174 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

3. Arlington* - A driver in Arlington can expect only 7.4 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 35.2 percent more than the national average. Arlington was ranked number 170 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

4. Dallas - A driver in Dallas can expect only 7.5 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 32.9 percent more than the national average. Dallas was ranked number 167 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

5. Mesquite - A driver in Mesquite can expect only 7.6 years between collisions and the chances for being involved in a collision are 32.3 percent more than the national average. Mesquite was ranked number 166 overall in the national list of safest cities in America.

*Arlington also made the list of most improved cities with a 1.6 year increase in the number of years between collisions when compared to the previous report.

The complete Allstate report can be seen at: http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/00c90674-c797-4dd0-82c8-3813ccbe1e1e:en-US/download/e3fc06ab-a016-4248-89ef-72454729bd0a

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