Did you know that the average driver will experience a collision every 10 years? According to the 2016 Best Drivers Report created by Allstate Insurance, this is how often a driver would experience a collision in a city that’s ranked average. Do you think your city falls in the top ten safest cities for drivers? Take a look below and find out where Wisconsin cities rank!
First off what is the Best Drivers Report and why is it important? The report is an annual ranking that figures out which of the 200 largest US cities and their respective metropolitan areas have the safest drivers. This data is crucial in showing drivers how important safe driving practices are.
Folks in the Wisconsin area will be pleased to find out that Madison, WI is ranked #3 for the safest driving cities overall in the country! With only Kansas City and Brownsville, TX ahead, being #3 is nothing to shake a stick at, beating out over 196 other large cities across the US. Allstate also estimated that there were only 9 Drivewise Braking Events per 1,000 miles for the average Madison, WI driver. Drivewise is the correlation that Allstate found between hard braking and collisions. Nationally on average, drivers experience 19 hard braking events per year, so Madison is in pretty good shape compared to the rest of the country.
When taking population density into account, Madison is actually ranked #1 in the country for safest driving cities in the US. Also, Milwaukee makes an appearance at #5 with congestion taken into account adding another Wisconsin city in the mix. This brings two major cities in Wisconsin making an appearance on Allstate’s annual best driver’s report, which only three other states in the country saw.
To see the full report you can take a look here and see where other cities and states stack up when it comes to safe driving.
Driving safely is important for not only you and your passengers but other Wisconsin drivers and pedestrians. The first step to ensure safe driving is making sure your windshield is in good shape. If you notice any chips, cracks or holes in your windshield it is crucial to make sure they are addressed immediately as they can lead to much bigger issues. For Wisconsin drivers, Wisconsin Windshield Centers makes auto glass replacement fast, convenient and easy to ensure you can get back on the road as fast as possible. If you want to get a quote or schedule your next appointment give us a call at 800 900-1505 and we’ll take care of your auto glass needs.