Dec. 28, 2016—As New Year’s Day, one of the deadliest days on the road, approaches, Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report reveals motorists in certain cities are safer drivers when operating in winter weather conditions.
The report, released on Wednesday, finds that when factoring precipitation with auto property damage claim frequency, Brownsville, Texas, has the safest drivers.
Allstate discovered the following are the top five safest-driving cities when precipitation is factored in:
Brownsville, Texas (27.4 avg. inches of precipitation per year) (14.6 years. between collisions)
Kansas City, Kan. (39.1”/13.6 yrs.)
Cape Coral, Fla. (55.9”/12.9 yrs.)
Madison, Wis. (37.3”/13.3 yrs.)
Port St. Lucie, Fla. (63.7”/12.5 yrs.)
A major impetus for Allstate’s recently released report was to inspire safer driving around the New Year’s holiday.
"Wintry weather creates hazards as we go about our holiday errands and get-togethers, but it's also important to recognize that the year-round problem of drinking and driving spikes on New Year's Day," said Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "Jan. 1 is the deadliest day on the road for crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver, pedestrian or bicyclist. It's also the deadliest day of the year for passenger vehicle occupants. If you're celebrating with alcohol over the holidays, make the proper arrangements ahead of time to get home safely.”