Allstate 9th Annual America’s Best Drivers Report

Where do you think the safest place to drive in America is? A small town? A sleepy suburb? How about Fort Collins, Colorado? This week Allstate released the ninth edition of their annual publication, “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” They use their claims data to rank 200 cities in America on the frequency of collisions, in order to estimate which towns are the safest for driving.

Fort Collins is no stranger to this list. This is the third time in nine years that the city has taken the top honor and they’ve been in the top 10 for each other year. There must be something in the water, or air, or glove compartments, that makes residents of Fort Collins less likely to get in accidents. The average driver there will have a collision once every 13.9 years. That’s a whopping 28.2% less likely than the national average.

Here’s what the Top 10 looks like:

City & Overall Ranking

Collision Likelihood Compared
to National Average

Average Years Between

1.   Fort Collins, Colo.

28.2% less likely


2.   Boise, Idaho

28.0% less likely


3.   Sioux Falls, S.D.

21.8% less likely


4.   Brownsville, Texas

21.1% less likely


5.   Madison, Wis.

20.3% less likely


6.   Reno, Nev.

20.2% less likely


7.   Huntsville, Ala.

20.1% less likely


8.   Visalia, Calif.

18.5% less likely


9.   Montgomery, Ala.

16.3% less likely


10. Eugene, Ore.

16.2% less likely


Cities where drivers are more likely to get in an accident included places like Philly, New York City, and Los Angeles (not surprising to anyone who’s ever driven on the 405 at rush hour). They also found that most collisions took place at low speeds — less than 35 miles per hour.

Want to see what other cities made the list? You can check out Allstate’s report here.

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