Springfield, Missouri Has Some of Safest Drivers in US

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by | Sep 15, 2011 | Auto Accidents

A new survey finds that Springfield, Missouri has some of the safest drivers in the country. The results of the survey, which was conducted by Allstate Insurance Co. is presented in a report titled Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.

The report ranks the country’s top 200 largest cities ranked on the basis of car accident frequency. This year, the safest drivers in the country were found in Fort Collins, Colorado. Here, the average motorist is involved in an accident only once every 14 years. That is much lower than the national average of once every 10 years.

Springfield ranked at number seven on the list with a collision likelihood that was 17.9% lower than the national average. The average motorist in Springfield will likely spend 12.2 years between accidents. Other cities on this list include Boise, Idaho; Lincoln, Nebraska; Chandler, Arizona; Huntsville, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; Reno, Nevada; Eugene, Oregon; and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Missouri car accident lawyers find that cities that see frequent law-enforcement activities preventing drunk driving and other disruptive behaviors, are much better equipped to control their accident rates. While drivers in Springfield seem to be doing a good job of keeping accident rates under control, there’s more that can be done to reduce those rates further. Drivers in other cities in Missouri should also pay attention.

The basic tips to prevent accidents remain the same. Never drive after drinking alcohol. Minimize all kinds of distractions, including cell phone use, applying makeup or fiddling with radio stations and other devices while driving. Make sure that you are prepared for driving, and learn about the weather conditions on your route before you drive. Do not tailgate. Make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained.