Drivers in Sioux Falls, S.D. are the safest in the country, followed by drivers in Boise, Idaho and Fort Collins, Colo., according to a new report from Allstate Insurance Co.
Phoenix, Indianapolis, Tucson, Ariz., and Lincoln, Neb., top the safest driving spots for cities of their size. Washington, D.C. comes in last of any sized city.
The eighth annual report, based on Allstate claims data from 2009 and 2010 ranks the country's 200 largest cities for frequency of car collisions. Nationwide the average driver gets in a car crash every 10 years. In Washington, D.C. the average driver gets in a collision every 4.7 years.
The top 10 safest cities and the average number of years between car collisions per driver are:
1. Sioux Falls, S.D., 13.8 years
2. Boise, Idaho, 13.8 years
3. Fort Collins, Colo., 13.6 years
4. Madison, Wis., 13 years
5. Lincoln, Neb., 12.4 years
6. Huntsville, Ala., 12.4 years
7. Chandler, Ariz., 12.3 years
8. Reno, Nev., 12.3 years
9. Knoxville, Tenn., 12.2 years
10. Springfield, Mo. 12.1 years
Allstate's car insurance policies represent about 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies. The company says it produces the report to further discussion about safe driving habits. Although deaths from car crashes are at the lowest level since 1949, more than 32,000 Americans still die every year in collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The full report is available on the Allstate website.