The 2010 “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report”, which for some reason does not include Massachusetts, is now available on line on the Allstate website. When looking at the national list of 193 cities, both large and small, New Orleans and Baton Rouge’s numbers weren’t great. New Orleans ranked 156 and Baton Rouge ranked 159. Certainly much better than Washington, DC which holds the 193rd position – aka last -on the list. Where are the safest cities to drive?
The Top Ten
For the second time in the report’s seven-year history, Fort Collins was revealed as the safest driving city.
Additional “Road” Scholars
Drivers in U.S. cities with populations of one million-plus are more likely than the national average to experience a collision. For the seventh year in a row, motorists in Phoenix topped the list in this category, making them the safest big city commuters.
Limousine Livery’s Chauffeurs and Drivers participate in extensive and ongoing training programs that help keep our passengers safe, which is an important consideration when choosing your New Orleans or Baton Rouge ground transportation, airport transfers, or special event.
Allstate and Limousine Livery offer the following safe driving tips that you should keep in mind every time you get behind the wheel of a car:
- Minimize distractions – Engaging in any other activity while driving – talking on your cell phone, text messaging, changing a radio station, putting on makeup – is a distraction.
- Be aware of road conditions – Ice, snow, fog, rain – all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds.
- Leave a safe distance between your car and others around you – Maintain at least one car length space between your car and the vehicle in front of you for every 10 miles per hour of speed.
- Steer clear of road rage – Reduce stress on the road by allowing plenty of time for travel, planning your route in advance, and altering your schedule or route to avoid congested roads. Remember not to challenge aggressive drivers and stay as far away from them as possible.
- Maintenance matters – Ultimately, safety also depends on the maintenance of your car. Ensure that your car brakes, exhaust system, tires, lights, battery and hoses are in good working order.