Fort Collins named safest driving city in U.S.

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Sept. 1, 2011—Allstate Insurance Co. on Thursday revealed the safest driving cities in the U.S. with the release_notes of its seventh annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report."

The report ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers, according to Allstate.

Fort Collins, Colo. was named as America’s safest driving city for the second consecutive year. The average driver in Fort Collins experiences an auto collision once every 14 years, 28.6 percent lower than the national average of 10 years, according to the report.

"For the second year in a row, we've earned the title of the safest driving city in America due to the responsible behavior and safe driving habits of our residents," said Karen Weitkunat, mayor of Fort Collins. "Safety is a critical component to creating a world-class city; we have our residents to thank as they are undoubtedly the reason Fort Collins is one of the best places to live, work, and play. I'm honored to be a part of a community that is consistently recognized as one of the nation's best."

The following cities round-out Allstate’s top 10 safest driving cities in the U.S.:

Boise, Idaho: 13.4 years between collisions
Lincoln, Neb.: 12.9 years between collisions
Chandler, Ariz.: 12.6 years between collisions
Huntsville, Ala.: 12.3 years between collisions
Knoxville, Tenn.: 12.2 years between collisions
Springfield, Mo.: 12.2 years between collisions
Reno, Nev.: 12.0 years between collisions
Eugene, Ore.: 11.9 years between collisions
Chattanooga, Tenn.: 11.9 years between collisions

"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 on the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel," said Mike Roche, executive vice president, Allstate's Claim Organization. "We want to recognize the city of Fort Collins for again being the safest driving city in America, and we salute all of America's safe drivers, who help make our communities better places to live, work and raise families."

To view the complete “Allstate America's Best Drivers Report,” or to see previous year's results, visit allstatenewsroom.com.

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