Springs makes its way onto Safest Driving City list

Colorado Springs drivers may have their kamikaze moments, but they have apparently racked up some impressive safe driving statistics. In fact the city ranked tenth in the country according to the latest Allstate Insurance Co.’s “America’s Best Driving Report,” released this week.

The safest driving city in the country was Sioux Falls, S.D. where the likelihood of a collision is 26.1 percent less likely than in other U.S. metropolitan areas. Fort Collins ranked second safest on the top ten Safest Driving Cities list, followed by Chattanooga, Tenn.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Knoxville, Tenn.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; Eugene, Ore.; Boise, Idaho and Colorado Springs.

Pikes Peak region drivers can be proud that their likelihood of experiencing a collision was 15 percent less likely than the national average – only once every 11.8 years.

America’s “Most Improved Driving City,” was Alexandria, Va. where in 2009, the average driver will experience a collision every 7.2 years, an improvement of 1.8 years, according to the study’s authors.

Allstate reported that auto crashes in general “have declined over the last few years, but crash fatalities still hover around an alarming 40,000 every year despite technological advances,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.