Philadelphia, Pennsylvania didn’t do too hot in the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. According to 2018 data, the city lands in 191st place as the safest driving city. The report identified 200 of the largest cities in the U.S. Brownville, Texas landed in first place. Baltimore, Maryland came in dead last.
The study took into account a few statistics, which included:
- Years between claims
- Average for collisions
- Property damage frequency
- Hard-braking events per 1,000 miles
Allstate Insurance conducted this study to increase awareness about the importance of safe driving by sparking discussions about attentiveness behind the wheel.
Avoidable human errors cause 94 percent of collisions. No matter what state you live in, there are always opportunities to practice safer driving habits. Doing so will protect yourself, your family and others.
Quick summary of safety tips
For starters, it’s important to buckle up and put the phone away when you slide into the driver’s seat. Distraction one of the leading causes of car accidents. Allstate recommends completing tasks such as eating, adjusting radio stations and phone calls, after your trip.
In some cases, weather plays a big factor in safe driving situations. Each season presents unique hazards. During the wintertime, drivers in snow-laden states should consider installing snow tires and refilling antifreeze. Springtime can expose potholes, so drivers should use their brakes with caution. And of course, summertime can take a toll on a car’s engine, so it may be wise to get regular oil changes.
There are many other ways to practice safe driving. Staying attentive and maintaining your vehicle are just a few.