Brownsville drivers are among the best in the country. The Allstate Insurance Company’ ninth annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report” lists America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. The report is based on Allstate claims data.
In the 2013 report, Brownsville is the safest driving city in Texas and ranks fourth when compared to cities across the country, a 21-spot improvement from when last year’s report was issued. According to the report, the average driver in Brownsville will experience an auto collision every 12.7 years.
“Drivers in Brownsville are making great progress toward keeping America’s roadways safer,” said Rick Ortiz, an Allstate agency owner in Brownsville. “We salute Brownsville’s best drivers and recognize their safe driving skills, which make all of our communities safer places to live, work and raise families.”
The Allstate America’s Best Driver’s Report was created to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on safe driving that saves lives. This year’s top honor of “America’s Safest Driving City” is Fort Collins, Colorado, the third year the city has held the top spot in the report’s nine-year history.
Below is a look at how other cities in Texas finished.
|City & Overall Ranking||Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average||Average Years Between Collisions|
|65. Corpus Christi||1.1%||9.9|
|76. El Paso||3.0%||9.7|
|138. Fort Worth||20.6%||8.3|
|141. San Antonio||22.4%||8.2|
|162. Grand Prairie||30.2%||7.7|
For the past nine years, Allstate actuaries have conducted an in-depth analysis of company claim data to determine the likelihood drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average. Internal property damage reported claims were analyzed over a two-year period (from January 2010 to December 2011) to ensure the findings would not be impacted by external influences such as weather or road construction.
A weighted average of the two-year numbers determined the annual percentages. The report defines an auto crash as any collision resulting in a property damage claim. Allstate’s auto policies represent about 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies, making this report a realistic snapshot of what’s happening on America’s roadways.