Safest Driving City in Texas
In the annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report” released in August 2012, Brownsville, Texas, ranked as the safest driving city in the state of Texas, and the 25th safest driving city in the nation.
In 2011, Laredo took the top spot for the safest driving city in Texas, but from 2007 to 2010, Brownsville steadily held on to the #1 spot, and this year has reclaimed its place.
“Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report” was created in order to increase vehicle safety discussions throughout the United States. According to the Texas Regional Vice President of Allstate, Phil Lawson, recognizing cities will help to promote safer driving in the years to come:
“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. Minimizing distractions, obeying traffic laws, and using your car’s safety features like turn signals and headlights, are all ways to be safer, no matter where you drive.”
This, of course, is good news in regards to Texas auto insurance rates. Insurance rates and fees tend to vary state to state and widely depend upon the state’s accident reports, medical expenses, and cost of automotive repair. Safe driving means fewer accidents, which in turn could reduce the prices of Texas auto insurance.
The report compares the country’s largest cities, and studies the amount of collision and accidents in each city, then compares those statistics against the national average. In the 2012 report, Texas had 21 cities appear in the national report. Out of the 21, five of those cities ranked safer than that national average, including Brownsville, Laredo, McAllen, Amarillo, and Lubbock. Lawson hopes that more cities will make it to the top of the list in the future:
“We want to recognize the city of Brownsville for being the safest driving city in Texas, and whether you drive in a large city, small city or a rural area, we encourage all Americans to practice safe driving habits and good car safety.”