Chicago Drivers: Drive Safely!

September 02, 2011

It’s Labor Day weekend, and many Chicago homeowners will be on the road.

According to one insurance company, that could be dangerous.

The recently released Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report ranked the 200 largest metropolitan areas in terms of vehicle collision frequency to find out which cities have the safest drivers.

traffic congestionChicago ranked 157th.

That’s actually an improvement over our city’s 167th ranking last year.

According to Allstate, drivers in cities with populations over a million are more likely than the national average to experience an accident.

In Chicago, drivers are 30 percent more likely to be involved in a collision than the national average.

As for the safest and least safest cities in the country: Fort Collins, Colorado is No. 1 on the list for the second year in a row. Washington D.C. came in at No. 200 for the third straight year.

“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.

“Human behavior is the biggest cause of accidents. It is vital for us to educate American drivers about safe driving behaviors they can demonstrate on the road that will help make our roadways safer.”

According to AAA Chicago Motor Club, almost 1.6 million Illinois residents will be on the roads this Labor Day weekend.

While that’s a slight decline from last year’s numbers, it still equates to a lot of people on the road.

So, please, be safe, drive carefully, and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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