Dec 12, 2018

The 2006 Allstate America's Best Drivers Report

Published May 25, 2006, 12:00pm
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The 2006 Allstate America's Best Drivers Report

Residents of Sioux Falls, S.D., are the safest drivers in the United States, according to the second-annual “Allstate America's Best Drivers Report.”

The largest city in South Dakota moves up from the number two spot on last year's report from Allstate Insurance Company – replacing Cedar Rapids, Iowa, whose drivers are parked in the number three position on this year's list.

This ranking of the best drivers in the 200 largest cities in America revealed that the average driver in Sioux Falls will experience an auto collision every 14.3 years, compared to the national likelihood of a crash every 10 years – making them 30 percent less likely to have an accident than the national average.

Allstate researchers analyzed company claim data to determine the likelihood drivers in America's 200 largest cities would experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average.

“The Allstate America's Best Driver's Report elevates the country's discussion on safe driving. Our hope is that each year the Allstate report helps facilitate an ongoing dialogue that saves lives,” said George Ruebenson, Allstate senior vice president for claims service.

“We reward safe drivers everyday with Allstate® Your Choice Auto Insurance features such as Safe Driver Bonuses and Deductible Rewards. The Allstate America's Best Driver's report is yet another way Allstate is recognizing safe drivers and the communities where they live.”

City officials in Sioux Falls are excited, but not surprised they are the home of Allstate's America's Best Drivers for 2006.

"With so many crashes occurring near one's home, it's reassuring that our residents are the safest on the road," said Dave Munson, mayor of Sioux Falls. "The quality of our community driver education programs combined with the consideration of our traffic engineering department goes a long way to make our roadways safe for everyone. We were excited to be number two on last year's list, but are thrilled to be the best in the country this year." See below for complete list...


The 2006 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report 
Complete National List City State

2004 Population Rank 

2004 Population 

Average Years between Accidents 

Relative Accident Likelihood 

Compared to National Average 

Safety Rank 

Sioux Falls SD 

167 

136,695

14.3 

-30.2% 

1 

Fort Collins CO 

183 

126,967

13.2 

-24.0% 

2 

Cedar Rapids IA 

190 

122,206

13.2 

-24.0% 

3 

Huntsville AL 

132 

164,146

12.8 

-21.6% 

4 

Chattanooga TN 

144 

154,853

12.7 

-21.2% 

5 

Knoxville TN 

123 

178,118

12.6 

-20.7% 

6 

Des Moines IA 

107 

194,311

12.6 

-20.6% 

7 

Milwaukee WI 

22 

583,624

12.5 

-20.0% 

8 

Colorado Springs CO 

49 

369,363

12.3 

-19.0% 

9 

Warren MI 

168 

136,118

12.3 

-18.9% 

10 

Madison WI 

83 

220,332

12.1 

-17.0% 

11 

Springfield MO 

149 

150,704

12.0 

-16.5% 

12 

Topeka KS 

192 

121,809

11.8 

-15.5% 

13 

Jackson MS 

119 

179,298

11.8 

-15.1% 

14 

Birmingham AL 

76 

233,149

11.8 

-15.1% 

15 

Fort Wayne IN 

84 

219,351

11.7 

-14.8% 

16 

Wichita KS 

51 

353,823

11.6 

-14.2% 

17 

Boise ID 

112 

190,122

11.6 

-14.1% 

18 

Eugene OR 

161 

142,681

11.6 

-13.6% 

19 

Dayton OH 

136 

160,293

11.6 

-13.6% 

20 

Sterling Heights MI 

182 

127,476

11.4 

-12.2% 

21 

Lincoln NE 

74 

236,146

11.4 

-11.9% 

22 

Omaha NE 

43 

409,416

11.2 

-11.0% 

23 

Akron OH 

88 

212,179

11.1 

-10.0% 

24 

Overland Park KS 

133 

162,728

11.0 

-9.4% 

25 

Mobile AL 

108 

192,759

11.0 

-9.3% 

26 

Lakewood CO 

162 

141,301

11.0 

-8.9% 

27 

Kansas City MO 

39 

444,387

11.0 

-8.8% 

28 

Cleveland OH 

36 

458,684

10.9 

-8.6% 

29 

Flint MI 

195 

119,716

10.9 

-8.6% 

30 


The 2006 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report City State 2004 Population Rank 2004 Population Average Years between Accidents Relative Accident Likelihood Compared to National Average Safety Rank 

Memphis TN 

17 

671,929

10.9 

-8.3% 

31 

Kansas City KS 

155 

145,004

10.9 

-8.2% 

32 

Grand Rapids MI 

105 

195,115

10.9 

-7.9% 

33 

Laredo TX 

93 

203,212

10.8 

-7.7% 

34 

Nashville TN 

28 

546,719

10.8 

-7.4% 

35 

Reno NV 

100 

197,963

10.7 

-6.9% 

36 

Louisville KY 

26 

556,332

10.7 

-6.9% 

37 

Spokane WA 

102 

196,721

10.7 

-6.5% 

38 

Denver CO 

25 

556,835

10.7 

-6.5% 

39 

Brownsville TX 

134 

161,225

10.7 

-6.4% 

40 

Cape Coral FL 

181 

127,985

10.6 

-6.1% 

41 

Bakersfield CA 

62 

283,936

10.6 

-5.4% 

42 

Rockford IL 

146 

152,452

10.6 

-5.2% 

43 

Montgomery AL 

97 

200,983

10.5 

-5.1% 

44 

Gilbert AZ 

140 

156,917

10.5 

-5.0% 

45 

Lexington KY 

69 

266,358

10.5 

-4.8% 

46 

El Paso TX 

21 

592,099

10.4 

-4.2% 

47 

Detroit MI 

11 

900,198

10.4 

-3.5% 

48 

Port St. Lucie FL 

197 

118,396

10.3 

-3.0% 

49 

Indianapolis IN 

12 

784,242

10.3 

-3.0% 

50 

Scottsdale AZ 

82 

221,792

10.3 

-3.0% 

51 

Winston-Salem NC 

110 

191,523

10.3 

-2.9% 

52 

Minneapolis MN 

48 

373,943

10.3 

-2.5% 

53 

St. Paul MN 

67 

276,963

10.2 

-2.0% 

54 

Vancouver WA 

143 

155,053

10.2 

-2.0% 

55 

Glendale AZ 

75 

235,591

10.2 

-1.9% 

56 

Amarillo TX 

118 

180,791

10.1 

-1.3% 

57 

Oklahoma City OK 

31 

528,042

10.1 

-1.3% 

58 

Augusta-Richmond County GA 

111 

191,326

10.1 

-1.2% 

59 

Fayetteville NC 

184 

125,241

10.1 

-1.2% 

60 

Mesa AZ 

41 

437,454

10.1 

-0.9% 

61 

Salinas CA 

151 

148,183

10.0 

0.0% 

62 

Tucson AZ 

32 

512,023

10.0 

0.2% 

63 

Joliet IL 

176 

129,519

10.0 

0.2% 

64 

Lancaster CA 

177 

128,928

9.9 

0.5% 

65 

Peoria AZ 

172 

132,487

9.9 

0.6% 

66 

Salem OR 

152 

146,120

9.9 

0.8% 

67 

McAllen TX 

193 

120,743

9.9 

1.3% 

68 

Tallahassee FL 

141 

156,612

9.8 

1.8% 

69 

Columbus GA 

116 

182,850

9.8 

2.1% 

70 

Chandler AZ 

81 

223,991

9.8 

2.3% 

71 

St. Petersburg FL 

70 

249,090

9.8 

2.4% 

72 

Tulsa OK 

45 

383,764

9.8 

2.6% 

73 

Lubbock TX 

89 

207,852

9.7 

2.8% 

74 

Phoenix AZ 

6 

1,418,041

9.7 

3.6% 

75 

Cincinnati OH 

58 

314,154

9.6 

4.1% 

76 

Salt Lake City UT 

120 

178,605

9.6 

4.4% 

77 

Albuquerque NM 

33 

484,246

9.6 

4.7% 

78 

Toledo OH 

59 

304,973

9.5 

5.0% 

79 

Santa Rosa CA 

145 

153,636

9.5 

5.1% 

80 

Huntington Beach CA 

104 

195,305

9.5 

5.3% 

81 

Rancho Cucamonga CA 

137 

159,346

9.5 

5.3% 

82 

Fresno CA 

37 

457,719

9.5 

5.5% 

83 

Aurora CO 

60 

291,843

9.5 

5.5% 

84 

Richmond VA 

109 

192,494

9.5 

5.7% 

85 

Jacksonville FL 

13 

777,704

9.4 

5.9% 

86 

Naperville IL 

165 

140,106

9.4 

6.0% 

87 

Henderson NV 

78 

224,829

9.4 

6.0% 

88 

Portland OR 

30 

533,492

9.4 

6.6% 

89 

Palmdale CA 

173 

131,153

9.4 

6.9% 

90 

Durham NC 

95 

201,726

9.3 

7.1% 

91 

Bridgeport CT 

166 

139,910

9.3 

7.2% 

92 

Syracuse NY 

159 

143,101

9.3 

7.5% 

93 

Escondido CA 

169 

135,462

9.3 

8.0% 

94 

New Haven CT 

187 

124,829

9.2 

8.3% 

95 

Newport News VA 

117 

181,913

9.2 

8.3% 

96 

Anchorage AK 

68 

272,687

9.2 

8.4% 

97 

Columbus OH 

15 

730,008

9.2 

8.4% 

98 

Little Rock AR 

114 

184,081

9.2 

8.5% 

99 

Thousand Oaks CA 

185 

125,054

9.2 

8.6% 

100 

Ontario CA 

125 

170,057

9.2 

9.0% 

101 

Hampton VA 

153 

145,951

9.2 

9.2% 

102 

Corona CA 

154 

145,398

9.1 

9.4% 

103 

Greensboro NC 

77 

231,543

9.1 

9.7% 

104 

Chula Vista CA 

92 

204,879

9.1 

9.9% 

105 

Concord CA 

189 

124,328

9.1 

10.2% 

106 

Rochester NY 

87 

212,481

9.0 

10.6% 

107 

Buffalo NY 

63 

282,864

9.0 

10.8% 

108 

Tempe AZ 

135 

160,676

9.0 

10.9% 

109 

Fontana CA 

139 

158,715

9.0 

10.9% 

110 

Riverside CA 

61 

288,384

9.0 

11.1% 

111 

Hayward CA 

163 

140,795

9.0 

11.2% 

112 

San Diego CA 

7 

1,263,756

8.9 

11.9% 

113 

San Jose CA 

10 

904,522

8.9 

12.0% 

114 

San Bernardino CA 

99 

198,406

8.9 

12.1% 

115 

Simi Valley CA 

196 

118,893

8.9 

12.2% 

116 

Fort Lauderdale FL 

131 

164,578

8.9 

12.3% 

117 

Orange CA 

170 

133,819

8.9 

12.5% 

118 

Aurora IL 

128 

166,614

8.9 

12.6% 

119 

Raleigh NC 

55 

326,653

8.9 

12.7% 

120 

Oxnard CA 

115 

183,587

8.9 

12.9% 

121 

Stamford CT 

194 

120,226

8.8 

13.7% 

122 

Oceanside CA 

126 

167,438

8.8 

13.7% 

123 

St. Louis MO 

52 

343,279

8.8 

14.1% 

124 

Moreno Valley CA 

129 

166,290

8.7 

14.3% 

125 

Pasadena TX 

157 

144,174

8.7 

14.4% 

126 

Long Beach CA 

34 

476,564

8.7 

14.8% 

127 

Waco TX 

199 

118,093

8.7 

14.9% 

128 

Chesapeake VA 

86 

214,725

8.7 

15.1% 

129 

Fort Worth TX 

19 

603,337

8.6 

15.9% 

130 

Corpus Christi TX 

64 

281,196

8.6 

15.9% 

131 

Savannah GA 

174 

129,808

8.6 

16.4% 

132 

Honolulu HI 

47 

377,260

8.6 

16.7% 

133 

Coral Springs FL 

178 

128,355

8.5 

17.0% 

134 

Santa Ana CA 

53 

342,715

8.5 

17.1% 

135 

Santa Clarita CA 

130 

164,800

8.5 

17.4% 

136 

Hollywood FL 

156 

144,535

8.4 

18.4% 

137 

Modesto CA 

90 

206,769

8.4 

18.5% 

138 

New York NY 

1 

8,104,079

8.4 

18.6% 

139 

Anaheim CA 

54 

333,776

8.4 

18.9% 

140 

Fremont CA 

94 

202,373

8.4 

19.0% 

141 

Hartford CT 

186 

124,848

8.4 

19.3% 

142 

Pittsburgh PA 

56 

322,450

8.4 

19.4% 

143 

Orlando FL 

91 

205,648

8.4 

19.5% 

144 

Pomona CA 

142 

155,448

8.4 

19.7% 

145 

Torrance CA 

160 

142,841

8.3 

20.5% 

146 

Baton Rouge LA 

80 

224,097

8.3 

20.7% 

147 

Vallejo CA 

198 

118,349

8.3 

21.0% 

148 

Sunnyvale CA 

180 

128,012

8.3 

21.0% 

149 

Shreveport LA 

98 

198,675

8.2 

21.3% 

150 

Tacoma WA 

103 

196,094

8.2 

21.6% 

151 

Atlanta GA 

42 

419,122

8.2 

22.0% 

152 

El Monte CA 

191 

122,123

8.2 

22.5% 

153 

North Las Vegas NV 

138 

158,748

8.2 

22.6% 

154 

Pembroke Pines FL 

150 

150,104

8.1 

23.1% 

155 

Tampa FL 

57 

321,772

8.1 

23.5% 

156 

Irvine CA 

121 

178,317

8.1 

23.7% 

157 

Fullerton CA 

171 

133,439

8.0 

24.3% 

158 

Stockton CA 

66 

279,888

8.0 

24.5% 

159 

San Antonio TX 

8 

1,236,249

8.0 

24.6% 

160 

Plano TX 

71 

245,411

8.0 

24.6% 

161 

Yonkers NY 

101 

197,126

8.0 

24.9% 

162 

Houston TX 

4 

2,012,626

8.0 

25.5% 

163 

Virginia Beach VA 

40 

440,098

7.9 

26.4% 

164 

Seattle WA 

23 

571,480

7.9 

26.6% 

165 

Pasadena CA 

158 

144,068

7.9 

26.7% 

166 

Mesquite TX 

175 

129,710

7.9 

26.8% 

167 

Charlotte NC 

20 

594,359

7.9 

27.3% 

168 

Arlington TX 

50 

359,467

7.9 

27.4% 

169 

Las Vegas NV 

29 

534,847

7.8 

27.5% 

170 

Irving TX 

106 

194,547

7.8 

28.2% 

171 

Sacramento CA 

38 

454,330

7.8 

28.2% 

172 

Grand Prairie TX 

164 

140,320

7.7 

30.0% 

173 

Garland TX 

85 

217,176

7.7 

30.3% 

174 

Austin TX 

16 

681,804

7.6 

31.3% 

175 

Miami FL 

46 

379,724

7.6 

31.6% 

176 

Oakland CA 

44 

397,976

7.5 

32.7% 

177 

Chicago IL 

3 

2,862,244

7.5 

33.0% 

178 

Carrollton TX 

200 

117,823

7.5 

33.1% 

179 

Garden Grove CA 

127 

167,347

7.3 

36.5% 

180 

New Orleans LA 

35 

462,269

7.3 

36.6% 

181 

Hialeah FL 

79 

224,522

7.3 

36.8% 

182 

Dallas TX 

9 

1,210,393

7.3 

37.2% 

183 

Los Angeles CA 

2 

3,845,541

7.0 

42.9% 

184 

Norfolk VA 

73 

237,835

6.7 

48.6% 

185 

Philadelphia PA 

5 

1,470,151

6.6 

51.0% 

186 

Providence RI 

122 

178,126

6.6 

52.7% 

187 

Baltimore MD 

18 

636,251

6.5 

53.6% 

188 

San Francisco CA 

14 

744,230

6.5 

53.8% 

189 

Paterson NJ 

148 

150,869

6.5 

54.6% 

190 

Jersey City NJ 

72 

239,079

6.2 

61.6% 

191 

Glendale CA CA 

96 

201,326

6.1 

63.1% 

192 

Arlington VA 

113 

186,117

6.0 

67.8% 

193 

Alexandria VA 

179 

128,206

5.7 

74.9% 

194 

Elizabeth NJ 

188 

124,724

5.4 

84.2% 

195 

Washington DC 

27 

553,523

5.1 

97.2% 

196 

Newark NJ 

65 

280,451

5.0 

100.6% 

197 

Boston MA 

24 

569,165

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Worcester MA 

124 

175,966

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Springfield MA 

147 

152,091

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 


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