Tuesday, August 28, 2012

South Dakota has safest drivers

Sioux Falls, South Dakota holds top spot for fifth time in the history of The Allstate Insurance Co. annual report on best drivers.  Phoenix, Indianapolis, Tucson, and Lincoln, Nebraska all rank as  top safe driving cities in their population groups, Allstate reported.
  Allstate Insurance Tuesday  released its eighth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report." The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.
This year's top honor of "America's Safest Driving City" was Sioux Falls, which earned thethe top spot for the fifth time. According to the report, the average driver in Sioux Falls will experience an auto collision every 13.8 years, which is 27.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years.
"Allstate's Best Driver's Report was created to boost the country's discussion on safe driving. Each year we hope the report will increase awareness about the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel," said Mike Roche, senior vice president of claims, Allstate. "We want to recognize the city of Sioux Falls for being the safest driving city in America, and whether you drive in a large city, small city or a rural area, we encourage all Americans to practice safe driving habits and good car safety."
Car crash fatalities are at the lowest level they've been since 1949, but still average more than 32,000 every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"It is vital for us to educate American drivers about safe driving behaviors they can demonstrate on the road that will help make our roadways safer," said Roche. "Minimizing distractions, obeying traffic laws, and using your car's safety features like turn signals and headlights, are all ways to be safer, no matter where you drive." by Joseph Szczesny


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